The meat and potatoes version of my view on representative democracy.

In the so-called “information age,” image dominates more than ever.
In America we tend to fancy ourselves as rugged, self-governing individuals.
However, despite the image, it’s simply not self-government if somebody is making
decisions on our behalf.
Nor is it so if you happen to govern others.
 I actually endorse the idea that people are self-owners,
 which is why I have come to disagree with representative
governments of all kinds.
We already know that, no matter what their stated intent, many seek power to
 the extent of gambling with people’s lives.
I do not want this to happen, but I do want substance.
The solution?  It inevitably comes back down to self-government.
However imperfect that sounds, it’s better than actually desiring to have rulers.

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