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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
We argue so much today about 'democracy' versus 'totalitarianism'. Democracy presupposes intelligence of the masses;* totalitarianism does not to the same degree. But a 'democracy' without intelligence of the masses under modern conditions can be a worse human mess than any dictatorship could be.
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
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