Thursday, August 30, 2007

Timmy comments on democracy.
The point is that democracy, in and of itself, does not exclude the possibility of tyranny, of the trampling of the rights of some of the citizenry.

I agree that it's the best means to an end, but democracy itself isn't actually the end. Freedom and liberty are, and we need to be vigilant about the truth that just because something is democratically decided does not make it an advance in human freedoms.

Quite. In fact, democracy involves elections and politicians and so, almost inevitably, leads to the tyranny of the majority.

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