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Democracy and Majority Rule

Individualrights1st Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:25 AM
In a Democracy the elite intellectuals think the majority of the people are too dumb to know what's good for them but smart enough to evaluate and vote for the best intellectual. Throughout history the majority has been wrong a vast majority of the time.
Joseph64 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:45 PM
"but smart enough to evaluate and vote for the best intellectual.

There is no evaluation required. They are presented with a pre-approved slate of names and are asked to choose one and it doesn't matter which one they choose because there is no wrong choice as the candidates are all the same ideologically. A bunch of monkeys trained to pull the lever in the voting booth on primary day would have the same result as the liberal voters.
mhughes962 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 2:39 PM
it was the intelectual minority not the popualr majority that supported the war for independance.
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?

How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...