The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by the page, “Campaign For a Longer Leash“…
“Why would anyone be a better choice to rule over you than you? Seriously, I don’t understand.”
Murilo M.: Well, what I think is that democracy is not about choosing people to rule you around, it is about choosing people to put in action plans to solve the problems of the country and to use wisely the wealth of the country to promote the welfare of the citizens. However many of the politicians are not interested in helping their country, they are only interested in enjoying an extravagant salary and the power and respect that comes with being a politician.
Rayn: Well, regardless of what you think, in both practice and reality, democracy represents a system of tyranny wherein the majority use the State’s legal monopoly on violence to enforce their will over minority groups without their consent. And, since the State really only has legal jurisdiction over criminals, it continuously creates laws, in an effort to turn us all into criminal, and then, selectively enforces these rules.
Our day to day lives illustrate this fact, but here’s a little proof…
You Commit Three Felonies a Day:
40,000 New Laws Were “Put on the Books” on the First Day of 2012:
“The more laws, the less justice.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
“The more corrupt the State, the more numerous the laws.” – Tacitus