The difference between a true democracy and mob rule

July 17th, 2006

Sensiblyeclectic implies that Americans should be inspired by the mobs in Mexico marching to insist that their candidate was the real winner of their recent national elections.

But taking to the streets and threatening civil unrest when you lose is not admirable. It’s anarchy.

The fundamental feature of a functioning democracy is that the losing side accepts their defeat and works to achieve victory in the next cycle.

Am I advocating passive acceptance of voting fraud?

No.

Legitimate evidence of wide-spread or systematic cheating should invalidate the results of any election.

However, cialis pharmacy crying “fraud” every single time your side loses is even more destructive to the integrity of the system as a whole than some occasional voting irregularities.

Entry Filed under: Observations,Politics

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