Your statement is self defeating, since it bears with it the false idea that tyranny is wholly bound up with government. Some of the most draconian tyrannies were formed because of a lack of democracy.Ecurb wrote: ↑June 19th, 2022, 8:51 pmNo, I didn't. The failures of decisions of the people suggest that constitutional protections of individual rights are needed to protect against a tyranny of the majority. i agree that in general Democratic societies are better governed than autocratic ones, but that doesn't mitigate this need.Sculptor1 wrote: ↑June 19th, 2022, 3:04 pmEh?Ecurb wrote: ↑June 19th, 2022, 9:34 amYou are setting up a false dichotomy. Why must constitutional protections of individual rights constitute "tyranny"?Sculptor1 wrote: ↑June 19th, 2022, 5:43 am
You can list as many failures of decisions of the people as you like. But they pale into insignificance when compared to the horrors of tyranny.
All progress towards individual rights have been achieved at moments when the rule of the elite has been challenged.
I do not think I am even so much as implying this.
Did you mistype?
I do not know why Americans are so keen to swallow this stuff.