Why women’s political equality may seem ok at first, but becomes more and more damaging over time

In a reply to a reader on the Herman Cain controversy, I discuss how democracy—particularly equal political rights for women—progressively drags a society down over the long run.

If you’re offended by my criticism of democracy, please remember that the Founders of the United States eschewed the very concept of democracy, seeing it as mob rule. Yes, under the original Constitution political sovereignty originated from the people, but this sovereignty was expressed through a multi-layered representative political system, not directly by the people. As late as the 1950s and ’60s when I was in school, our system was not described simply as a “democracy,” as it is now, but as constitutional representative government.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 04, 2011 09:33 AM | Send

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