Re: election

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sun Nov 12 2000 - 22:18:00 MST

Did you misread my post? I said it's *not* a perfect democracy. What part
of my post are you calling "false?" I'm confused.


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Samantha Atkins" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: election

> 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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