Monday, August 24, 2015

Democracy vs Republic

Democracy: Two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner.

Republic: Two wolves* and a lamb write a constitution saying everyone's rights must be respected within certain parameters. The wolves, pretending the conditions have been met, eat the sheep in accordance with the "law".

*Added: Of course, it could just as easily be one wolf and two sheep.


1 comment:

  1. And don't forget- the wolves have ultimate authority over interpreting what this "constitution" actually says. Particularly regarding vague phrases such as "promote the general welfare."