We often confuse democracy with freedom. The greatest good of government is freedom â€“ that is what our Declaration of Independence emphatically states. Simply implementing the â€œWill of the Peopleâ€ is no more noble, true, or decent than the will of a kind and wise autocrat: democracy has no value at all, except to help keep us free.
A truth all too often forgotten, but true nonetheless. No matter what form of government you live under, the moment that government starts to infringe liberty is also the moment it begins to undermine its own legitimacy.
By those standards, our current democratic republic has become almost wholly illegitimate.
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