"Democracy...means accepting a tolerable quantity of injustice to avoid greater injustice." -Umberto Eco
That may be true in a democracy, but we're a republic.
Good thing the US is NOT a democracy!
It's a republic, but the quote was referring to our form of government.
Sorry, I should have read down first.
Democracy is where 50% plus one can control and force the 49% to obey.
Better than 1% forcing 99% to obey.
In policy cases where no compromise is possible, there will be a number of people whose will is ignored. Law of nature.
Better than no checks and balances.
Actually more like 6% controlling the 94% currently. But then, this same 4 to 8% have existed in monarchies, socialist, communist and democracies. Why go to a democracy from a democratically elected representative republic.
I would, but I don't think it's possible.
Putin and Lenin were just leaders.
I disagree. And a "perfectly just" leader would have to follow the will of the people. I don't agree with many things Putin and Stalin did, and I wonder if 51% of the Russian population did.
Agree. This is a good response to those who say democracy is mob rule.
I thought you'd disagree......you want perfect justice with everything shared equally.
But I'm not naïve enough to think that perfect justice can exist. My idea isn't to institute a utopia where nothing goes wrong, but to remove as much of the bad stuff that exists. Sure, when people control everything, things can go wrong. People aren't perfect. But it's better than having dictatorial rule.