Friday, October 04, 2013
The Hallmark of Democracy is Reason
Democracy is this crazy ancient Greek invention. Athenian, to be precise. It invites debate, and an involved citizenry in government. What it relies on to work (and this is another highly prized ancient attribute) is reason. It requires the participants to present reasonable arguments, and for the group to use their skills of reason to suss out the best possible solution. The point is, if you're coming to the debate with the purpose of a hardline unreasonable position, then you are undermining the structure at its foundation. You are more the Spartan oligarch than the Athenian democrat. I'm taking this minute to point this out. HEAR ME WASHINGTON? And thus ends my political rant for the day.