Democracy in a few nutshells

Mei 28, 2011 in Sonder kategorie

A certain Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler, nearly two centuries ago, had this to say about Democracy: ” A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a Dictatorship.”


A democracy is majority rule and is destructive of liberty because there is no law to prevent the majority from trampling on individual rights. Whatever the majority says goes! A lynch mob is an example of pure democracy in action. There is only one dissenting vote, and that is cast by the person at the end of the rope.


Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech, Nov. 11, 1947


Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.

OSCAR WILDE, The Soul of Man Under Socialism


The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.



Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.



Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.



Blikskottel…wonders when the dictatorship will kick in?

4 antwoorde op Democracy in a few nutshells

  1. And democracy allows the voters to select by secret ballot their dictator for the next four or five years. Politics are funny we have to admit,

  2. TS het gesê op Mei 28, 2011

    eintlik is ons al baie naby

  3. Blikskottel het gesê op Mei 29, 2011

    You tell me?

  4. Blikskottel het gesê op Mei 29, 2011

    Ek stem nogals saam, maar meeste mense dink nie so nie.

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