To: Congressman Billybob
Good speech, one question though, and just a minor point;
The government of the United States is the second in history to be based on the principle of popular sovereignty
I seem to recall that there were a number of classical Greek states (and Rome) with democratic governments, so could you elaborate on what you mean with this point?
posted on 04/07/2005 6:07:54 PM PDT
(Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian)
There were a number of city-states like Athens, for instance, which were called democracies. However in Athens only free, native-born, Athenian males were allowed to vote, so the franchise extended to about 10% of the population. Iceland was the only country to have a general franchise and elected governments without a king or other dictator, prior to the establishment of the US government.
John / Billybob
posted on 04/09/2005 12:11:59 PM PDT
by Congressman Billybob
(Proud to be a FORMER member of the Bar of the US Supreme Court since July, 2004.)
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