first of all, this piece should really go in my scraps.
second, there is this lie that has been going around for years that we live in a democracy. that's not true. our founders intended to give us a constitutional republic. don't believe me? look it up. you'll see.
lastly, i have no idea who came up with this phrase. it has been attributed to many people. i have tried to track down who actually came up with it without any luck....just fyi