Ripley (OH) Bee, “What is Democracy?,” October 2, 1858

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    “What is Democracy?,” Ripley (OH) Bee, October 2, 1858, p. 2: 5.
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    Nashville (TN) Union
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    Ripley Bee
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    What is Democracy?
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    What is Democracy?

    The Nashville (Tenn) Union, one of the brightest luminaries of the so called Democratic party, and one of its principal expounders and leading organs, gives the following (and no doubt true) definition, saying in answer to the above interrogatory:

    Democracy is progression. What was Democracy in Jefferson’s time, is not Democracy at the present day. What was Democracy in Gen. Jackson’s day, is not Democracy now. And, indeed, what was Democracy ten years ago, is not Democracy to day. Democracy is progressive.

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