Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/29/2016 23:45 -0400
The concept of a government as a body of individuals that are chosen by election to represent the voters is a good one, but it’s not a concept that’s shared by those who are elected. Those who are elected almost unanimously see the concept as one in which the rulers are determined. They have no illusion about representation, although they do understand that they must give the impression to voters that they see themselves as representatives. Rulers seek to rule. All other concerns are secondary.
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil.” – John…
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