Sunday, October 10, 2010 11:37:32 AM
Serikos, you seem to think there are only two alternatives: to be ruled by the mob (democracy), or to be ruled by the elite (dictatorship.) There is a third way: to be ruled by law -- a written code that applies equally to all, protects the rights of individuals, and constrains both the mob and the dictator.
Unfortunately our constitutional republic has long since degenerated into a democracy, and is quickly headed toward dictatorship.
Saturday, October 9, 2010 9:27:18 PM
I can't stand the prospect of a democracy without educating its people to the best of its ability. Perhaps the elite making the decisions is preferable to the later. I`m not suggesting that they should, though I am suggesting that the true quality of a society is only measured in the clarity of thought of its inhabitants. Bluntly put to clarify my argument, how easy they are to lie to, or to rally to an unethical cause.