Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Democracy is No Check on Tyranny

And what seems so right to so many at a given moment often turns out to be horrid in hindsight.

Consider, for example, Alexander Stephens' defense of the the Confederacy. Racism is abhorrant as between individuals, but only the power and influence of the state can institutionalize it into true slavery.

As our founders recognized, our protection and our salvation lie not in empowering the government to do what the majority believe is good at a given moment, but rather in disempowering government so that it can't.

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