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Is democracy freedom or mob rule?


I would assert that a free and open society is one based upon certain principles of freedom, as contained in the American Bill of Rights and that a democratic process will inevitably destroy such a concept. Essentially, such freedom, is the freedom to achieve and an economic structure of free enterprise capitalism is inherently entwined in this concept of freedom. Perhaps, the best observation of the value of democracy is this quote. “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” Benjamin Franklin

 

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    cjhunsinger 3 years ago

    Chef---Well said. I would disagree on your 'two wolves', as this is where integrity would enter. Also the value of inalienable rights, exempt from the mob, so far.

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    cjhunsinger 3 years ago

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    Excellent. Your thinking as to where our current aberration of the Constitution will take us?

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    cjhunsinger 3 years ago

    connerj---Thank you for your thoughts on this. Political correctness is no less than a political mandate attempting to socially engineer a society. George Orwell describes it as, Newspeak.


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