DEMOCRACY

“DEMOCRACY” is specifically not mentioned in the US Constitution. Madison and the other writers feared that such a system would degenerate. Madison took his idea of government  such as two houses of congress from the Presbyterian Church, even though he wasn’t a religious fellow. The Greek philosophers derided democracy, likening it to mob rule. It was democracy that condemned Socrates. Most of the stupidest wars we’ve fought were applauded by the majority of citizens, at least initially. It is too easy for an alpha male to get a majority to agree with him and go against natural human instincts. Martin Luther King observed that groups have less morality than individuals. The system of democracy is suited to small populations, but in our modern world were money and television rule our thoughts, it just doesn’t work.

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