Why Socrates Hated Democracy

Libertas

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Regardless of what we are taught in school, or hear on the news, Democracy is a terrible form of government. When the uneducated voters outnumber the educated voters, the nation will fall into ruin.

Take property taxes for example. When those who do not own property are given the ability to raise taxes on those who own property, what do you think will happen? Those who do not own property will tax those who do own property. The example is not limited to property taxes, but to all taxes and all property.


We have uneducated voters making decisions based on emotion, rather than logic. Rather than voting for the good of the nation, voters vote based on their personal interest.

Then there is the issue of an unbiased media spoon feeding people opinions rather than facts. In our current society the main stream media promotes opinion pieces as fact. It seems modern journalism took lessons from 1980s tabloids.

Those examples and many others are why Democracy is a terrible form of government.
 

coldjoint

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Regardless of what we are taught in school, or hear on the news, Democracy is a terrible form of government. When the uneducated voters outnumber the educated voters, the nation will fall into ruin.

Take property taxes for example. When those who do not own property are given the ability to raise taxes on those who own property, what do you think will happen? Those who do not own property will tax those who do own property. The example is not limited to property taxes, but to all taxes and all property.


We have uneducated voters making decisions based on emotion, rather than logic. Rather than voting for the good of the nation, voters vote based on their personal interest.

Then there is the issue of an unbiased media spoon feeding people opinions rather than facts. In our current society the main stream media promotes opinion pieces as fact. It seems modern journalism took lessons from 1980s tabloids.

Those examples and many others are why Democracy is a terrible form of government.
That is why we are a representative Republic. Our government protects us from the tyranny of the majority.
 
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