Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Marvin Simkin, Los Angeles Times, the quote above has been falsely attributed to Benjamin Franklin in Internet sources. The original quote is: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. The rest as added by unknown source(s). The phrase/quote was used by historian, Shelby Foote in the Ken Burns 1990 Civil War documentary.
Democracy is portrayed as freedom, but liberties can only be protected and secured by constitutional law, like that which the Founders created.