Monday, October 18, 2004

Something Controversial

Just a bit of bomb-throwing for a quiet evening:

1. When it comes to intelligence, people aren't created equal.

2. People of lower intelligence tend to pursue instant gratification in favor of long-term rewards.

3. Therefore, democracy undermines liberty because:

a. Those who seek instant gratification have inordinate influence over the outcome of elections.

b. Those who seek political power can gain it by appealing to those who seek instant gratification.

c. This confluence of interests eats away the constraints on government that are the bulwark of liberty.