"[N]o one’s ever been able to show me any
difference between democracy and brute force.
It’s just a majority ganging up on a minority with
the minority giving in to avoid getting massacred."
by:
L. Neil Smith
American writer
Source:
Pallas, 425 (Ton Doherty Associates, Inc. 1993)
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And as i stated on my last post, the evidence of this, is where i live at this time, it is mob rule, a ticking time bomb of humanity. i can easily see how this way of life, will lead soon to absolute tyranny. Montana has it right, as do several other states, you see, it takes courage to stand up to the bullies. one must be willing to lose all, to gain all. In those states where the majority believe in freedom, and the constitution, YOU are the ones who can save this nation. EDUCATE, instill morals and honor, and the work ethic. sad, that so many of us worked for so long and paid taxes [myself over 40 years] to see it all used unlawfully, against the will of WE THE PEOPLE. main thing, be lawful, until its time not to be lawful, the one thing, that will begin to heal all, is the golden rule, millions of us have it in our hearts, it is startling to me, the ones who don't have it. Some will call it evil, and i cant argue with that perspective. One thing for dam sure, we are on the verge of a different world, things cannot sustain at this rate. common sense, dictate what to do, and so many men think each day, on this, that the answer is simple, the obstacles are high, the stakes are higher, do we have a gentle master? do we have a caring leadership? truth, we are all quite unsure, of our and our children's future. Do not let fear rule you, let it lead you, give you power to think, use it for motivation to make things right. And true Americans, KNOW what is right and wrong. Human nature will never change, but people's minds can be poisoned, until they no longer know the truth.
 -- Kimo, USA     
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    YES, extremely accurate. Kinda miss ole Waffler's misguided banter here ;-)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The difference between a democracy and a republic. People in just a few states with high population can decide how everyone in all the rest of the states live. A republic would give the state and locals protection from this tyrany in DC.
     -- Cal, lewisville, tx     
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    Well said Cal. This is the reason that the socialists want to eliminate the Electoral College and have a direct majority vote in national elections.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Too true. How many Americans realize that our government was not chartered as a democracy? This is a lie that has been foisted upon us since elementary school. Not everything is up for vote!!!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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