Spectacles of Turbulence

Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” (James Madison)

I have made it my casual reading of late to study the United States Constitution as well as the contemporaneous writings of the era when it was penned. The shocking fact is there were wildly varying views on the Constitution and it pervasiveness in our lives.

Some of the authors warned of conditions brought about by democracies; many of which we see today. For our day, I am appreciative of the simple fact that democracy as it as originally constructed, has survived as long as it has. I fear however, a society dependent upon the dole and a complacent populous will be unable to sustain their heritage.


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