A system within which fairness and merit is despensed with in favour of empowering idiots.
As Plato pointed out - the people do not always know best, even what is best for them (in the same way a small child doesn't!)
Current democracies feature governments with the support of a minority of the population and a bias towards those who form the majority and so therefore have their every whim pandered to on the basis that it wins votes.
Tony Blair's slightly less than popular government.
The UK system of doling out benefits to those too lazy to work, but who still vote.
Four wolves and one lamb voting on lunch.
Democracy is unfair at times.
A form of government where the leader is chosen by popularity rather than ability to run a country.
"I've said it before and I'll say it again; democracy simply doesn't work."
A form of government that works, but not well.
Democracy relies on the public. The public is stupid.
1) A common system of government directed by the whims of mobs and marked by a low tolerance for basic human rights and common sense; primarily used to incrementally transition a government ruled by common law (Republic) to a government ruled by the political law of a few elite (Oligarchy).
2) Individuals get one vote - the ballot box. Considering a) most elections are stolen and b) the mainstream media - whose parent corporations financially contribute directly/indirectly to the campaigns of the major party system - exclude coverage of ALL viable candidates (Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Constitutional, Socialists, etc), the individual is mostly irrelevant.
3) Its two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. Tonight’s menu is obvious and leftovers provide for tomorrow’s needs. Thereafter, what can the ravenous wolves do but eat each other.
4) Jeopardy answer: What is - How our country fell from liberty’s wings of justice and peace into the volcano of preferential treatment and war?
Every drinking class person in this country would stop screaming about his blisstard neighbors if the sacred golden cow called Democracy was slaughtered today and the Bill of Rights esteemed tomorrow. It will never happen because everyone in this country has bought a rug that faces DC and they pray five times a day to the Almighty G. “The Government saves us all. The Government saves us all … from personal responsibility. Praise my lord, my savior, my Government. Amen!”
The United States Constitution makes no mention of ‘Democracy.’ None!
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government” - The Constitution, Article IV, Section 4
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” - Joseph Stalin
“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” - Lord Action
“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.” - Noam Chomsky
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” - Winston Churchill
“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.” - Alan Coren
“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention ... and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.” - James Madison
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of governm...
"The worst system, except for all the others"
A form of government which America has never been in. In a democracy we would vote and popular vote would decide our president.
In our form of governemnt, a republic, we elect representatives which then get to vote with "our interests at heart".,
America is not a democracy you dumb fucks, it's a Republic.
A failing system of government, which like communism works in principle but fails in practice.
ALL democracies end up serving the needs of rich interest groups and detach themselves from the populous. which inturn results in the majority of the people being governed by a minority.
The current UK and US governments are both cases where a minority vote has put a leader into power against the wishes of the majority.