"This is what democracy looks like!" Everywhere for a year we heard this in Wisconsin as protestors converged on the Capital in Madison and Occupy Wall Street ramped up their eat the rich campaign against Capitalism. And they were right! That IS what democracy looks like, mob rule, a majority ganging up on a minority to impose their will without regard to the rights of those on whom the imposition is placed. In a democracy, private property rights cannot exist, they will always be subjegated to the will of the mob that desires to confiscate them.
This is why, America was not constituted as a democracy. The Founders understood the flaws of democracy and so created a Republic based on the concept of private property and the right of the States over the will of the Federal Government. Unfortunately, both parties rarely speak of the republic anymore and in fact the 2 party system has taken us further and further away from the idea of America. Today we have liberal governors who gladly abdicate their State's sovereignty to the Fed, allowing a Senator from Delaware to dictate how the State of Texas must conduct its affairs and worse, an unelected bureacrat in the NLRB to prevent a private company from opening a plant in the State of South Carolina. Even George W. Bush felt it was his mission to spread democracy across the Middle East, so how's that worked out so far?
Yes, this is what democracy looks like....and we better eradicate it from our republic soon because it sucks!
What the Founders Thought About Democracy Eric Peters Autos