reply to post by LogiosHermes27
You are the perfect example of why democracy should not even exist.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
"When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact
that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of
emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand."
"One of the main purposes of laws in a democratic society is to put burdens upon intelligence and reduce it to impotence. Ostensibly, their aim is to
penalize anti-social acts; actually their aim is to penalize heretical opinions."
"Public opinion, in its raw state, gushes out in the immemorial form of the mob's fear. It is piped into central factories, and there it is
flavoured and coloured and put into cans."
"Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes;
the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most
of them imaginary." - H.L. Mencken
"It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is
more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very
character was tyranny; their figure deformity." - Alexander Hamilton
We need more of this...
"All grandeur, all power, all subordination to authority rests on the executioner: he is the horror and the bond of human association. Remove this
incomprehensible agent from the world and at that very moment order gives way to chaos, thrones topple and society disappears." - Joseph de Maistre