Quote Hans Kelsen

Those who are for democracy cannot allow themselves to be caught in the dangerous contradiction of using the means of dictatorship to defend democracy. One must remain faithful to one’s flag even when the ship is sinking; and in the abyss one can only carry the hope that the ideal of freedom is indestructible, and the more deeply it sinks the more it will one day return to life with greater passion.
Hans Kelsen (1932)