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think4yourself March 21st, 2015 8:00pm

"Democracy and liberty are not the same. Democracy is little more than mob rule, while liberty refers to the sovereignty of the individual." Walter E. Williams

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misterjimlee
03/23/15 7:55 pm

There is always mob rule, so I don't really see a difference.

evoecon nearest binary system
03/22/15 6:11 am

Absolutely true. One example of how civic's education has been 'redefined' by educators and MSM.

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Brrrrrrrrr
03/22/15 3:29 am

Why? Was someone under the impression that democracy had anything to do with liberty?

ProFreedom Wisdom beyond my years
03/21/15 7:46 pm

Notice that all the democrats voted false🐸☕️

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talltree88
03/22/15 5:32 am

Hey Pro, I hardly call 60% "all" Democrats! I actually read the results and I would agree there were no surprises. But, let's get into the 90%+ before you you say all.

ProFreedom Wisdom beyond my years
03/22/15 6:32 am

It was all when I posted the comment

jmahippo Texas
03/22/15 8:42 am

60% is a majority of dems still though

corino Utah
03/22/15 11:54 am

All in favor of seizing the assets of 60% of democrats and throwing them in prison so that they may be aware how really neat democracy is say I!

gunluvr NOT a Gun Free Zone
03/21/15 6:28 pm

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. "Benjamin Franklin"

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Maynard Londor
03/21/15 6:03 pm

Glad were a Constitutional Republic.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
03/21/15 5:30 pm

I disagree. A form of liberty does exist in democracies, the freedom of the majority to sculpt a state into its own ideal. This type of liberty, however, runs up against the individualistic liberty that many Americans value.

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Alex619 California
03/21/15 3:23 pm

America is not a democracy, the founders hated democracy.

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HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
03/22/15 8:10 am

America was not founded as a democracy. The republic did not survive.

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/21/15 2:19 pm

Who the hell would think that they are the same thing?

TheCameron UCF
03/21/15 1:18 pm

Democracy is much more than mob rule.

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corino Utah
03/22/15 11:56 am

Only when checked by other principles.

think4yourself Not a safe space
03/21/15 1:03 pm

What made this country great was the focus on individual rights.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
03/21/15 2:23 pm

Good thing we aren't a democracy than... We are a democratic republic.

talltree88
03/22/15 5:48 am

It's all about the constitutional balance between the group and the individual. Look at the extremes: No individual rights = dictatorship, no group rule at all = anarchy. Like I said it's all about the balance, constitutional checks and balances.