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  •  I'm not talking about our democracy. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm talking about democratic theory in the abstract.

    In a system in which all have input, without repression or regulation of that input you will always find that soon some have more input than others, and that the effect snowballs.

    People are not equal from the start, and I don't mean only in terms of economic participation.

    Democracy, like any other policy-making system, has inherent flaws and weaknesses that must be engineered around, and in the case of democracy, that engineering must be repressive in some way or democracy will tend, ultimately, toward the undemocratic of its own accord.

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    "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

    by nobody at all on Tue May 28, 2013 at 08:33:32 AM PDT

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