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Democracy

by Toby Bartels Wed Nov 5th, 2008 at 01:16:38 AM EST

There is an old saying (often attributed to Ben Franklin) like this: Democracy is two wolves and one sheep voting on what's for dinner. This is not a very exact analogy for modern democracy, which is more like this: one wolf and ten sheep voting on which sheep are for the wolf's dinner.

[After I emailed this to him, Migeru suggested that I post this as a diary; note that the colours refer to an American (U.S.) context. I'm not entirely happy with the ‘blue’ party's platform's stategy; suggestions on that, or anything else, are welcome.]

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