A poll on Friday by Public Policy Polling perfectly encapsulates the Republican presidential race so far: “30% of Republican primary voters nationally say they support bombing Agrabah.” That would be the fictional country in Aladdin.
And don’t 20% of people think that the Moon landings were faked, and 100% of Democrats think you can raise the minimum wage without job losses?
Given the gross stupidity of the electorate shouldn’t we therefore have another system?
Except, except, of course, no one has ever managed to come up with a better one. The answer thus being that we have democracy where we must have it, to decide upon those things that government must do and which only government can do. And then leave the rest of life to individuals to decide as they may. For, collectively, we’re all obviously idiots.
As is said, the IQ of a crowd is that of its most stupid member. We must reduce to the minarchist level those things we decide as a crowd therefore.