Re: election

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Nov 12 2000 - 18:56:15 MST

Zero Powers wrote:
> Well if we *must* split hairs, the US is a tripartite, democratic,
> constitutional, federal republic. But the overiding principle of the
> government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the
> people. In other words, democracy.
> It's not a perfect democracy, but a democracy it is.
False. In a pure democracy the majority can violate any and all rights
of the individual when and if it wants to. The "just" powers of
government are derived from the individual rights of the people. If the
government includes the power to nullify those rights then it cannot be
just. The founders most certainly did not have in mind to create a
simple democracy. A "perfect" democracy is perfectly horrid.

- samantha

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