it is "us", the people, who are at faultDecember 19 2011 at 9:21 PM
Response to Thomas Jefferson, if only we had someone of his ilk in the WH now.
Unfortunately we the people have forgotten the difference between being a Republic vs a Democratic society.
Jefferson was a strong advocate of the republican form of govt and condemned democracy. Democracy ultimatly leads to having those who contribute nothing voting to get even more from the fewer who contribute everything to the common good.
We overuse the word "Democracy" to our own downfall. Ask some 80 to 90 % of our population about the difference between the two and most will say we are a democracy rather than a republic.
The genius of our founding fathers was to create a Republic instead of a democracy.
Instead, to our downfall, we think both are the same and that majority rules (which equates to "mob rule")
- even our leader - anon on Dec 19, 10:00 PM