Originally Posted by David
It's the way a democracy runs. The majority gets the spoils and the laws, no matter how ignornat the majority maybe. What's the saying, "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups"
Please............Please............go read your history, the Founding Fathers were dead set AGAINST!!! us being a Democracy for that very reason, they knew that in a Democracy, the Majority could impose its will on the Minority, and therefore not ALL men would be Free, but be subject to the whims and will of the Majority.
We do have some Democracy elements in our form of Government, such as the right to Vote on Issues at our Local Levels and to Vote for our Representatives to Congress and Our President, thus why I mentioned above that we actually incorporate 3 different forms of Government. I dont have time or the will to post it all up here, but go do some digging on how our form of government came to be and you will realize we are Unique in our form of government, and is why we are still the most Free Society in the World.
All other forms of Government in the World have failed, Monotheism (Royalty i.e. England back in the Day), Democracy (most third world nations right now), Republic (Rome, had a Senate but no House of Rep.).
Please, those who are interested, go do some reading on America's form of government.