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democracy vs confederacy

“Don’t forget that pure democracy is a form of collectivism — it readily sacrifices individual rights to majority wishes. Since it involves no constitutional bill of rights, or at least, no working and effective one, the majority-of-the-moment can and does vote away the rights of the minority-of-the-moment, even of a single individual. This has been called ‘mob rule,’ the ‘tyranny of the majority’ and many other pejorative names. It is one of the greatest threats to liberty, the reason why America’s founding fathers wrote so much so disparagingly of pure democracy.”
— Bert Rand
http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Bert.Rand.Quote.D061

If democracy is one of the worst forms of government, what is a good choice? Those students of political systems knew the rules of the constitution had to tie the hands of power seekers. The states had to retain superior power over the central government.

“If the Constitution is adopted the Union will be in fact and in theory an association of States of a Confederacy.”
— Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury – Source: “The Federalist Papers”, vol LX
http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Alexander.Hamilton.Quote.3688

Sadly, success bred laziness, which in turn allowed evil to corrupt the federal government.