Monday, November 28, 2005

My translation of the last post LOL - originally from MySpace

I have to write like that for school. It translates to mean this:

The major problem with democracies is that everybody's out for themselves and so the choices that are really in everyone's best interests are often overlooked, and that's how majority rule can devolve into mob rule. People often blame the government for the disillusionment of its citizens, but more often than not, it's the warring parties that are to blame. Since we can't get everyone to agree on everything, the best way to combat this problem is by limitations of power. This is one of the benefits of having a republic (representative democracy) instead of a true democracy where we all represent ourselves; through the process of debate the virtue of minority decisions can be brought to light, at least enough to keep the majority from shitting all over everyone else. Most importantly, having a big nation of diverse people keeps the majority small in the periods of time where a majority exists at all. Despite our 2-party system, there are fewer true majority issues than you might think.

Mebbe I should just post that instead. :)

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