Democracy No (OWS)

Addendum for poor Ric’s Almanac
Madison already addressed adequately the dangers of democracy in the Federalist Papers numbers 9 and 10, to whit, how to guard against radical faction with interests contrary to the rights of others (see Bill of Rights) and against the interests of the whole community (see the 80-85% of the country who are bitter clingers).  The republic (representative democracy)was supposed to protect individual liberties from the tyranny inherent in democratic authority.  Unfortunately, he also presaged that if we could not keep our republic and it deteriorated into a democracy, we would not endure it for long because they are as “short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths”.
The Founders had already figured all of this out to save us the time and bloodshed.  Shame.

About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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