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Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:27 PM

The Two Paradoxes of Democracy

1. Reform in a democratic system requires the consent of the corrupt.

2. Strong citizens tend to elect weak leaders, who then disappoint. Weak citizens tend to elect strong leaders, who then betray them for greed or power. A strong nation must have strong citizens and strong leaders, at the same time, and on the same side.

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Thu Oct 9, 2014, 04:38 PM

1. You say "weak leaders" like it's a bad thing

Democracy doesn't want leaders, it wants public servants who will work for their employers, the people.

Leaders are for people who want dictatorships or monarchies.

Leaders are for the buzzard type birds.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 9, 2014, 10:04 PM

2. Strength and dictatorship have nothing to do with each other.

Washington, Lincoln, FDR were strong leaders, but not dictators by any stretch of the imagination. Nixon was both strong and had profoundly dictatorial features. George W. Bush was a weak dictator.

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