"Norbert Kern" <nor### [at] t-onlinede> wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
Democracy is not something to be played down as "a
> > price worth paying", imho.
> ...that western world also installed democracies
> beginning with ... USA and so on.
The united States of America was designed to be a Constitutional Republic. The
Founders recognized the dangers of a pure democracy, and did their best to
protect against it. That's one of the reasons the politicians and media harp
on "democracy" so much - because it's the very antithesis of what the Founders
envisioned as an enduring nation of Liberty and prosperity.
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Alas, much has gone badly awry in the last 200 years, though I have seen some
claim that it was planned that way from the very beginning.
I think the important thing is not that we make [honest] mistakes, or fall, but
that we get up, and we learn the important lessons from the errors committed.
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