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  •  Funnily enough (2+ / 0-)
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    mimi, chimene

    This proposal, in reverse, is one of the sub-plots of George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart. The opening scene has an analysis (in part a critique of the Gettysberg Address) which is interesting:

    Democracy, then, cannot be government by the people: it can only be government by consent of the governed.  Unfortunately, when democratic statesmen propose to govern us by our own consent, they find that we dont want to be governed at all, and that we regard
    rates and taxes and rents and death duties as intolerable burdens.
    What we want to know is how little government we can get along with without being murdered in our beds.

    We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 10:36:02 AM PDT

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