To: EDINVA; StonyBurk
"If only . . . "
Every once in a while we read a thread on calling a Constitutional Convention. Good grief.
While there were competing factions back in 1787, made up of north/south, western/Atlantic, large/small States, carrying/agricultural, they agreed to a Union that did not trample on anyone's vital interests.
Today? We have something of the majoritarian rule our Framers were determined to avoid. Democracy is killing our once republic.
posted on 09/17/2011 10:27:37 AM PDT
(Secure Natural Rights and a country will prosper. Suppress them and the country will founder.)
Amen! Many of those calling for a 20th or now 21st Century Constitutional Convention not only can’t even tell the difference between a democracy and a republic, they don’t even know the USA is the latter.
posted on 09/17/2011 11:12:09 AM PDT
( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
...and just in case someone has not seen this: "Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for lunch." This is often misattributed to Ben Franklin.
See here for some more great quotes about democracy.
posted on 09/17/2011 11:34:22 AM PDT
(What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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