The United States is a republic, and a republic is a state in which the people are the boss. That means us. And if the big shots in Washington don't do like we vote, we don't vote for them, by golly, no more.
Willis Goldbeck (1900–1979), U.S. screenwriter, James Warner Bellah, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Nora Ericson (Jeanette Nolan), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, as an adult student, answering a question in Ransom Stoddard's (James Stewart) schoolroom (1962).