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Simply put, they saw the reasons for the downfall of Athens and one of the them was the rise of the demagogue who had only to sway or otherwise ensure a slim 50% of the vote of the mob at each election. It is a concept called tyranny of the majority. And they wanted to guard against it to make sure that all had a voice and not just the majority at all times.
For one thing, you need to stop thinking that the President is the direct representative of the people.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: cavtrooper7
I don't know anybody in the mob.
(That I know of, and I don't want to know anybody in the mob!)
But, I think I understand what you're saying.... You're suggesting that if a person has to buy and/or build there, they "have to" go through the mob...... That's your theory/belief. Right?
I don't know about that......not at all. Just wanted to be sure I understood your meaning.
You think you don't know somebody in the mob. But you probably do, even if you thing you don't. If you're in the casino business or playing in a band for bars or whatever you have ties to the mob. Even if you are not a criminal yourself. Just like Trump.