Democracy

Interrogative Imperative Institute

Many people assume that they understand the nature of democracy. However, democracy comes in many shapes and forms ... not all of which are necessarily very democratic.

Democracy

If you believe that democracy is just a matter of the majority rules, then the two links in the third column over lead to articles that may cause you to reconsider your perspective because there are certain inalienable rights of sovereignty that belong to the individual and cannot be discarded by the majority -- in fact, any species of government which supposes that such rights can be rescinded by the majority really has no right to call itself a democracy.

Articles

The first article -- to which the top link to the right leads -- is a treatise by Henry David Thoreau that was originally entitled: Resistance to Civil Government but is now better known as: On The Duty of Civil Disobedience. If you haven't read the treatise before, now is a good time to see what you may have missed, and if you have read the work previously, now might be a good time to review what the essay has to say and the implications it may have for your life. The second essay is taken from the first part of the book: Democracy Lost and Regained and, among other things, explores issues surrounding the tenth amendment of the Bill of Rights -- an amendment that has been consistently misunderstood throughout U.S. history and means something more than state's rights. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the Democracy Lost and Regained, please go to:

Democracy Lost and Regained

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