Problem

Limitations of democracy

Other Names:
Unconstrained freedom
Nature:

Real democracy establishes limits to popular will. Not everything is permitted under a constitution, even if the people will it. Democracy is designed at its core to be spiritually empty. The defining proposition of liberal democracy is that it mandates means (through elections, parliaments and markets) but not ends.

Claim:

Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. It passes into despotism.

Counter Claim:

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.

Narrower Problems:
Inflexible central government
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
10.11.2017 – 20:29 CET