Alan or Laura Gabelsberg (email@example.com)
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 08:00:05 -0600
Well, I used to live in Bergen County when I was in high school. I went to
Ramsey High for a year then my family moved to Massachusetts. (not
Framingham though) New Jersey would be a great place for a new school!
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Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: DSM: about Sudbury model
I too just started reading about a week ago. I've been searching for
better for years...yadda yadda yadda. I've just ordered the SVS starter kit
I'm gearing up to do some pretty serious information digestion over the next
couple months. Is anyone else reading this in New Jersey?
Joe Jackson wrote:
> And I continue to be entertained by your statements about democracy.
> "[democracy] is... a dictatorship of the majority..."? You have to be
> kidding. As opposed to a dictatorship of the minority, dare I say?
This wasn't addressed to me, but I wanted to comment.
A pure and unfettered democracy in which the will of the people on a minute
minute basis to impose regulation of all kinds on the dissenters could
reasonably be called "a dictatorship of the majority." I see it like this:
there were a bunch of dictators who were bad. The gave way to monarchies in
which power was spread to varying degrees among more people. This was an
improvement, but still had a long way to go. We kept this trend of
power and liberty up and arrived in a world where democracy is really
_it_. But I think we're not done in this evolution. While the majority has
power to enslave the minority, the system is still corrupt. The US is
than some other democracies because our bill of rights (for instance) limits
what The People can do. Lots of limitations, or broad limitations keep the
majority from imposing their dictatorial power on minorities (meaning only
group of those who disagree with the majority on any given issue). I think
US has a ways to go yet in confirming the unalienable power of the
a sovereign entity rather than just a cog in the machine.
This may be the opinion that he was expressing. There are a fair number who
would agree with all or most of what I've said, so it's not just an inane
viewpoint. He needn't be "kidding."
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