Re: Down With Democracy?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 11:09:30 MDT

From: "Charles Hixson" <>
> Tyranny of the majority is bad, but it doesn't compare to
> tyranny of the minority.

That's because it's easier to overthrow a tyranny of the minority than to
overthrow a tyranny of the majority. The larger the tyranny, the worse its

> The only solution I know of is to some
> how restrict the powers of governments.

That's what Ronald Reagan and libertarians have tried to do...
and get demonized for their effort.

> This is usually
> temporary, as governments are quite clever about circumventing
> such rules.

Once you give corrupt politicos power, they don't want to give it up.
(Don't be fooled. Power doesn't corrupt people. Corrupt people seek power.)

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