Monday, February 01, 2010
Ungovernable by Design
I often find myself saying that one form of tyranny is the tyranny of the majority electorate over the minority electorate. This is generally during a conversation discussing the Constitution and how the United States of America is a republic, not a democracy. There seem to be those with grand ideas about how the USA could be a "better" country who seem to find the Constitution and the, at least intended, weakness of the federal government to be a hindrance to their plans. Apparently one such person has even bemoaned that America has become ungovernable. Adam Graham has written an excellent article about how and why this is so. The point is, be glad that it is.