Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A good point

Here's a random thought I captured from the ethereal fog of the internet that deserves some attention:

"Democracy as a government relies upon the ability of factions to compromise on divisive issues through rational debate instead of violence. The current political power brokers have figured out how to short circuit this process by focusing national attention on issues which are based on differences of non-negotiable, irrational moral sentiment, and are thus not subject to resolution through rational reconciliation. They've broken democracy."

How can we fix this short circuit?


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