James Leroy Wilson's blog

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Democracy Fallacy

Check out my latest piece at the Downsize DC Foundation. Excerpt:
People who embrace the Democracy Fallacy think that the "right to vote" is the most precious and, perhaps, only right you have. Your vote makes the government legitimate, and the "will of the people" expressed through elections makes the actions of the government legitimate.

And what about the citizens who didn't vote because they found all candidates to be distasteful? "If they don't like the system, they should move to another country!"

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