Democracy: The Tyranny of the Masses   Leave a comment

Joe’s series on natural rights and the social contract continues.



“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

–Benjamin Franklin (attributed)

Thanks to the decay in our public schools and colleges, many Americans now believe that democracy is synonymous with liberty.  Most Americans also believe that our nation is and was founded as a democracy.  Unfortunately, none of this is true.  If we are going to revive our cultural understanding and embrace of the foundational principles upon which individual rights and liberty are built, it is essential that we correct this misunderstanding.  Correcting this misunderstanding starts by understanding that democracy is one of the most lethal enemies of liberty.  Allow me to intentionally use an historic event that has become emotionally charged because of the horror which grew from it.

Suppose we live in a democracy and I have just been elected the leader of the…

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Posted May 7, 2013 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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