“Democracy is probably the best political theory, workably, that has been introduced over the last twenty-five hundred years. And the only reason it doesn’t work is because you can elect some startlingly beautiful man whose hair is silver and whose voice is beautiful, and the ladies dive over board for him, and you find out you’ve elected one of the lousiest crooks that anybody — everything — ever had anything to do with. That’s happened in American history. Well, it could only happen, and America could only be subverted, if people in key positions had too much to hide — who could be blackmailed, who themselves could be turned into rabid revolutionaries against the better good of their people by simply not being able to speak clearly and openly to their people and tell them what they should.
No, as long as you have criminals in governments, you’re going to have trouble.
You’re going to have lots of trouble.” LRH
“State of Man Congress Lectures – January 1960,
Washington, D.C.” from tape #7 “Zones of Control and Responsibility of
Governments”. This can be found on page 73 of the transcripts –