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And as soon as they get informed and politically sensitive, I would welcome the idea that they take part in the decision-making process.

The decisions made by government affect them.  They, therefore, deserve the right to have a say in policy discussions.

You don't call a lawyer, when you need a plumber, right?

This is the same argument Plato made against (direct) democracy.  What he failed, miserably, to understand was that the elitist model is far more dangerous than the democratic model.  Oil companies know more about oil than I do, but does that mean they should have the right to make the decisions instead of me?  No.  You seem to think that politicians enjoy some kind of "skill" that the rest of us lack.  They don't.  They're people who look out for themselves by voting for proposals that will get them reelected.

Lawyers and plumbers study the proper workings of their crafts for years.  Politicians do not.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Feb 20th, 2006 at 05:36:16 PM EST
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