Commonplace Entry 10

“Angry Wolf” [1]

“A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch” – Gary Strand

This quote challenges the widely accepted view that democracy is the most just form of government.  It proposes that majority rule is dangerous, and that while many view democracy as good, it is dangerous at heart.  If those with foul intentions are the majority, it gives them the ability to oppress the minority.  In a direct democracy, the minority has no say in how to rule.  They are unable to protect themselves from edicts or actions that would do harm to them.  A democracy cannot provide adequate representation for all people.


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