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30 May 2024 13:05:44 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Livelihoods  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 27 Apr 2020 15:35:01
Message: <web.5ea73391144bf601fb0b41570@news.povray.org>
"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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