Thursday, August 18, 2011

...The More They Stay the Same

James Wilson, an original Supreme Court justice and one of the chief draftsmen of the U.S. Constitution had this to say about the pros and cons of democracy...

"The advantages of democracy are, liberty, equality, cautious and salutary laws, public spirit, frugality, peace, opportunities of exciting and producing abilities of the best citizens. Its disadvantages are, dissensions, the delay and disclosure of public counsels, the imbecility of public measures, retarded by the necessity of a numerous consent."

Winston Churchill famously said, "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others."

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