[mythtv-users] plugin idea: MythNielsen
beww at beww.org
Tue May 9 10:28:19 EDT 2006
On May 9, 2006, at 8:12 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 5/9/06, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> And the voters let them, so don't go on some anti-corporate rant. The
> government here fails only when its citizens let it. Sadly, for the
> last 100years the citizens of the u.S. have become complacent in their
> control of the government, allowing the government to dictate the
> rights of the citizens instead of citizens dictating the rights of the
> government. Those in power and wealth, being slightly more educated
> than 50% of the voters use this to their advantage.
No time or space to answer all of your post, nor do I want to impose
such on this list. Suffice it to say that you have some good points,
but that I do not agree with all of them..
"Majority Rule" is not always the best way. Hitler was popularly
elected, and what happens when the majority votes to kill the minority ?
Complacency is a major problem, and voters often get what they
deserve. The real problem is that elections are not free, or
universal, or even honest in most cases.
To paraphrase Heinlein:
"In the old days kings ruled by Divine Right, and it was the job of
those truly in power to be sure that the Diety annointed the
These days the system is "The Will of the People", but the problem
changes only superficially."
>> Such is life in the "Land of the Fee".
> hehe, did you mean to write it this way? =D
Of Course, inserting an "r" in the last word would render the
statement false :-)
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