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Democracy -7

Democracy works when there are a large number of people who think for themselves.

If one does a biographical search of who signed the Declaration of Independence there are fifty six of the best and the brightest. They were drafting a document for themselves.

There were no sheep, no mindless followers.

The Constitution of the United States, written eleven years after the Declaration of Independence, had a number of the same members as well as others, all the best and the brightest.

The idea that they were representatives of the general population was a bit of a stretch, but they did have the interests of the  majority in mind.

Those men who gathered to draft the Constitution had lived a life of some privilege and autonomy and their response to the demands of the British King was basically,

‘Who do you Think you are trying to Order Around?”

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    • Democracy requires interest, participation. Pretend we belong to a club and the idea of having a dance comes up. We couldn’t care less. We aren’t going, we don’t even care to vote on it. So the club holds a dance and things happen, and we shrug. The club is spiralling down the toilet.

      In a nation, the people need to be informed, they need to take an interest, they need to care. There’s a lot of responsibility. Where the people do, the Gov. is accountable. Where they don’t, it spirals out of control.

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