Monday, November 28, 2011

Democratic Majoritarianism

Whatever the system of government may be, the foundation upon which it is built and rests is always the opinion of those ruled that to obey and to be loyal to this government better serves their own interests than insurrection and the establishment of another regime. The majority has the power to do away with an unpopular government and uses this power whenever it becomes convinced that its own welfare requires it.  In the long run there is no such thing as an unpopular government.
Source: Ludwig Von Mises, Human Action, Chapter 8, Section 2, A Critique of the Holistic and Metaphysical View of Society, 1949

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