Why We Dont Allow Kindergarteners to Vote

It should be obvious that democracy's usefulness is limited, and it should be equally obvious that not everyone should vote on any given issue. For example, a twelve-month-old baby may be able to express his likes and dislikes, but I wonder how a daycare worker looking after half a dozen one-year-olds could apply the democratic… Continue reading Why We Dont Allow Kindergarteners to Vote

Our status as a beacon of democracy has been gravely undermined

Moral authority is earned over time and may be thought of as a double cousin of a good reputation.  Moral authority grants you the power to influence the thoughts and decisions of others with nothing but words or even body language.  No contracts, no courts, no exchange of goods, no hostages, no armies.   If over… Continue reading Our status as a beacon of democracy has been gravely undermined