Originally Posted by TexasZed4MC
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.
That is just the "tyranny of majority". It is a concept almost all proponents of classical liberalism feared. It is why America was created as a constitutional republic. Pretty much all of the founding fathers thought negatively of democracy. Too bad we have degenerated into a representative democracy.
Pure democracy is inherently evil. It is probably the worst form of government out there because it creates illusions of justice. When society or the majority accepts something it is very hard for the average human to see it is truly wrong. For example. 10 people are in a room. 6 men and 4 women. The men vote that rape should be legal. They accept it and are happy with their decision. They even rationalize its for the greater good since it makes more people happy. If on the other hand 10 people are in a room and one is the monarch the moment he starts to rape, kill or steal people will start to question his actions and rebel.