Monday, October 24, 2011

We are not a democracy

Here's a great little video. Well worth the investment of eleven minutes it takes to watch:

From  h/t

Among citations in the presentation is this quote from James Madison in the Federalist Papers #10:
"Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths."

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