Thoughts On Liberty And Democracy


There’s an old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin:

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

When I read it I wrinkled my nose.  Lunch is too modern a word and well-armed is too….well, too neo-con.

I like my take better:

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.  Liberty is a lamb contesting the tyranny of the majority.

Government can not take from me what is not first mine.  No matter the tyrant or the number of them.

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