Comment: Fear liberty, better off with a king? Give your head a shake.

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Fear liberty, better off with a king? Give your head a shake.

You'd be right to fear democracy, but you are a fool if you don't fear other government more. Climb out of your Hobbesian cage. Your getting a king right now, and you are ignorant of history if you think kings have any incentives other than parasitising their subjects. They'd bleed you dry if it meant more blood in the long run. The mob is just the market. It's impartial and pervasive like the weather or the tide. It will exist despite a monarch or an aristocracy, or even in anarchy. Democracy just displaces the former two, and if the latter raises a local tyrant, bring it on. The founders feared democracy, but they still put the right to vote in the constitution. Why?