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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Democracy is not an "I Win" button

Second round of the French presidential electi...

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I've been giving it more and more thought, and the more i think about it, the more i'm convinced that a democratic process will not always arrive at a decision that's best for the society.

The only consolation is a lesson from history: while democracy doesn't always give us the government we need, it gives us the government we deserve.

Mistakes can and do happen, and democracy gives us the chance to make corrections every couple of years or so.

If for nothing else, that's the only and best reason why democracy is the only means of government that we should ever consider.

courtesy of Volume of Interactions


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