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EBN

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People don't understand the difference b/t a pure democracy and a republic


Either that or they don't want to understand. Just as Madison predicted, Dems are perfectly happy trampling the rights and silencing the voices of the minority.

Another reason the Founders chose our system of government. They understood that the masses are 1) self-interested and 2) poorly informed. Or put another way, "The greatest argument against democracy is 10 minutes with the average voter." So true.

The Founders believed that those elected to Congress (particularly the Senate), were of higher virtue and yes, intelligence. They were better suited to act in the interest of their constituents and the country than the average voter. That used to be true...now, not so sure.

(In response to this post by Colo Spgs Buff)

Posted: 02/23/2021 at 2:51PM



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How to get people to show up to vote. -- cswilliam 02/23/2021 05:01AM
  Public unions do this today. We aren't a direct democracy. -- Colo Spgs Buff 02/23/2021 11:52AM
  Just need to focus on making voting super easy -- JeffGerardi 02/23/2021 11:13AM
  Voting should be easy but secure -- CUKev 02/23/2021 11:35AM
  Most studies show this is exactly what happens -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 11:47AM
  Except for the fraud that isn't caught ** -- CUKev 02/23/2021 12:13PM
  Yes, which is statistically insignificant ** -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 12:14PM
  I suppose you are correct -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 1:13PM
  We never have all the information ** -- 84Buff 02/23/2021 3:16PM
  Very true, so the question -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 3:25PM
  Nope ** -- 84Buff 02/24/2021 11:42AM
  Democrats already do that -- Wishbone 02/23/2021 10:29AM
  To be fair Republicans give handouts too -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 10:42AM
  Just like EBN pointed out yesterday -- Wishbone 02/23/2021 11:01AM
  Which entitlements are bloated? -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 11:03AM
  Great question. Just a start. -- Colo Spgs Buff 02/23/2021 12:05PM
  Yes to many of these -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 12:13PM
  Which is why i hate politicians -- Colo Spgs Buff 02/23/2021 12:19PM
  It is exactly why Congressional approval is low -- bufffantheman 02/23/2021 12:22PM
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