Mark E. Smith
Frequent Voting Rights Forum Participant
Post Number: 586
Best of Black Box? N/A
|Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 12:12 pm: |
You're right, Joel, Kurt didn't say that democracy is better or worse than other systems. What he said was, "I find real old-fashioned small business capitalism even MORE indispensible to the American experiment than even democracy is, per se."
Not better or worse, just less indispensable.
Brant, as I just posted in another thread, "...to the extent that effective rhetoric on behalf of and in defense of democracy is stifled, silenced, or dismissed as divisive and nonproductive, effective rhetoric AGAINST the fundamental principles of democracy will prevail."
Bob, if somebody can produce hardware and software that is totally transparent to the average voter without any special expertise, I'd like very much to know about it--and so would the German Constitutional Court, as they would then be able to allow e-voting without violating the fundamental principles of democracy.