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Democracy and Majority Rule

amassa Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 5:31 PM
In light of this, I can make the argument of "what's stopping these corporate controlled and corrupt politicans from voting away the rights of the 100%?". A direct democracy solves for corruption because it would eliminate the only way for lobbyists to promote thier interests over those of the general people, thus meaning decesion making is more reflective on that of the population rather than a small group of elites.
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Democracy and Majority Rule

amassa Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 5:28 PM
As a current student at George Mason, I would first like to say it's an honour to have a distinguished professor such as yourself here at the University. However, I believe that you fail to address a significant point in your articel; government corruption and corpoate lobbyists. I understand your arguments against direct democracy regarding the tyranny of the majority and the idea that the 51% can vote away the rights of the 49%. On paper, a republican form of government solves for this, yet, in reality, it's much worse. In reality, as we see here in the U.S today, corporate lobbyists have influenced our politicans in a way where the interests of a small group of elites takes precedence over the common good.
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