Punisher Annual #1
Spider-man – They’ll be given a fair trial — you remember — the hallmark of a democracy? You like democracy. Don’t you?
Punisher – Why? You want to put this to a vote?
Secret Warriors #8
Norman Osborn – But is a secret something we don’t tell the people, or something the people don’t want to be told? The man I work for thinks it’s the latter. My boss — the big man in the big white house — will leave his job with bloody hands like every President before him. It’s the dirty work he does so the good people of this country can sleep at night. And I know you know it’s true… look at the similarities between how we and our opponents behave — compare our methods. You think just because we’re a democracy we can afford to be less ruthless than our enemies? Of course not.