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Re: Removing Tyranny from Democracy (Part II), (fwd)
> From: [email protected]
> Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 22:49:25 -0500
> Subject: Re: Removing Tyranny from Democracy (Part II), (fwd)
> > From: Jim Choate <[email protected]>
> >Please be so kind as to detail your top three flaws...
> 1. In a democracy, 51% of the people can vote to enslave the other 49%
Not in this democracy they don't. In every democracy currently extant there
is a bill of rights. The government may not respect it, but that is a flaw
of implimentation not theory.
> 2. In a democracy, you can't have property rights because 51% can
> capriciously decide to confiscate anyone's property.
> 3. A pure democracy is true mob rule - a mob has no concience, or bounds to
> it's tyranny. Look into the history of ancient Athens.
Since there are no true democracies extant your point is moot.
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