Democracy will never last
To the Editor:
I couldn’t be happier or prouder to live in America and I truly appreciate our ability to vote for the person of our choice. However, as great as the concept of democracy is, it is set up to fail. Its downfall is the simple fact that majority rules.
Since leaders get elected by promising to take care of and provide for the very people who vote for them, it’s only a matter of time before the majority of voters are electing leaders who are doing more for the majority than the good of the country they are serving.
History throughout the world proves candidates are voted in by the promises they make, not the actions they take while in office.
That’s why it takes a very unselfish person to vote for a candidate who has a platform to save or improve a country, not to decrease or limit the amount of “free” programs that are available to the voters.
It’s obvious that the majority of America’s voters are not ready to step up and make the unselfish sacrifice.
I, for one, am very concerned that the balance of the majority has swung to a point that no candidate has a chance to win unless the voters are promised even more than they were given by the prior president.
It’s a sad thought when you consider what would have happened if Obama would have used Kennedy’s famous quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
My guess is it would have resulted in a landslide defeat.