Comment: The problem is not too little democracy...

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The problem is not too little democracy...

...it's too much! If you want to make a pro-liberty change in our form of government, how about eliminating the direct election of senators, and returning that power to the States?

If you want a recent case study on the problems with democracy, look no further than the recent Republican primaries: look at Ron Paul's percentage of the vote in primary States versus caucus States.

The fact of the matter is that the majority of people always have been and always will be politically ignorant. A republican system limits the influence of these "casual voters," (know nothing, only care a little, vote out of some sense of civic duty) and gives more influence to those (like us) who are most knowledgeable and passionate. I'd go so far as to recommend poll taxes, or some kind of competence test, which would weed out a lot the causal voters who don't care enough to put in that effort.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."