Comment: Plato does not impress me.

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Plato does not impress me.

Plato does not impress me. His views were extremely flawed, which is why the Academy failed and he lived out his end in exile.

I much prefer the views of Aristotle, who asserted that experience is the best guide. Aristotle's view of our country now would be that the Constitution was too weak to bind down an ambitious government. Our Constitution, as it stands, needs much work if we ever are to regain a Republic. It is a wonderful document in theory, but experience has shown us our government has outgrown the wildest imaginations of the most liberal founding fathers, such as Alexander Hamilton.

Perhaps we should implement an old Greek rule, where any major legislation that is voted down by the Congress will result in the death penalty for the sponsors of the bill. That would keep Congress in check.