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Democracies Have Ever Been Spectacles Of Turbulence

Posted by | June 18th, 2012

‎”Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

– James Madison (Federalist #10)

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3 thoughts on “Democracies Have Ever Been Spectacles Of Turbulence

  1. markross Post author

    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship”. – Alexander Fraser Tytler

  2. markross Post author

    And, so often, we hear people, today, say, “they [Government] are not doing the will of the people”! The problems we face today, are from Government doing too much of the people’s will! In a Constitutional Republic, that will would begin and end with their Enumerated Powers, as laid out in The Constitution. The people’s will equals Democracy!


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