I hate the government.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
Apparently there's a few who don't understand what the consequences of living in a "true democracy" would be like. NOT GOOD!
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
I do when it works, but I'd rather believe in our republic.
Here's the book definition: Democracy in which the power is exercised directly by the people rather than through representatives.
Think about that. Every time a minority group vied for any political power...and there are a lot of minority groups...what do you think that they would have to happen for them to be recognized or gain any power?
If you think Special Interests can buy government now...think of how they could really do damage.
But really...if you think it through, a pure democracy is nothing less than "mob rule". As the saying goes...When a lynching occurs, the democratic majority is just exercising its will upon the democratic minority. The trick to surviving in a "democracy" is to always agree with the majority.
Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
What do you mean by "democracy," exactly.
Hopefully, no one here has ever lived in one. Many of The Founders found the concept repulsive. After all, a gang rape is a democracy.
Are you referring to a democratic republic?
This is a serious question, as I find that the term "democracy" is very often misunderstood.
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