"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> 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.
I don't know, what kind of pure democracy USA wanted to avoid - is it anarchy or
a democracy like in antic athen, where Socrates was sentenced to death? I
wouldn't like either...
Nothing should be taken to its extremes! Here I "totally" agree with the
founding fathers, if I got them correct ;-)
But what we have to learn now beside all of the economic stuff?
Personally I don't see a clear winning system and I don't have the eastern
mentality to give my data away like in Taiwan or South Corea.
Nobody will get my moving data, that's for sure!
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