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Re: Government

Psi-Phi wrote:
Power to the People! If I may, I would like to suggest a few answers. The beginning of hope for realistic solutions is in our very language.

Distinctions with a difference, by definitions, in this case, between the two words Democracy and Republic. Big difference!

The essence of Democracy is Majority Rule. A perfect microcosm is a lynch mob. The poor guy at the end of the rope is in the unfortunate minority. Democracy has been described as two wolves and a lamb deciding what's for lunch.

Democracy was decried by the founders of the American Republic as the worst possible form of government. Rule by the Majority can be just as cruel as any Tyrant or Dictator has ever been.

Rule of Law is its opposite, and the only hope of mankind for Freedom and Justice. Establishing Rule of Law and preserving it from corruption and perversion is the true Art of Liberty.

A Republic is that manifestation of Democracy where the Mob is constrained by the Rule of Law.

Dec 29, 2011, 17:45