Looking back in human history, one can see that war is the quickest way a Tyrant can assert power to destroy democracy and rule as dictator. However, how does a nation recognize a Tyrant? Here are some famous quotes to consider.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.” Alexis de Tocqueville
“In every age, it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People.” Eugene V. Debs
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of. Bill Moyers
“Those who are capable of tyranny are capable of perjury to sustain it.” Lysander Spooner
“The essence of tyranny is not iron law. It is capricious law.” Christopher Hitchens