(Opinion #33. Feb. 25, 2008.
Below is the complete 1-page newsletter. Also available
as a pdf file.)
A 1-page flyer (Issue #33) distributed electronically at Family Court and
the Clark County Government Center on February 25, 2008.
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“Democracy is the worst form of government,” said Winston Churchill, “except for those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
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Yes, democracy is probably better than dictatorship, but unbridled democracy can lead to a dictatorship of its own: a tyranny of the masses who don’t understand what they are voting for.
Judge Del Vecchio links,
including recent news articles
Judge Halverson links,
including recent news articles.
(Note that Halverson is not technically within our domain, since
she is not in Family Court. Therefore, our article list is not
- Legislative leaders revive plan to change selection of judges: Voters would decide fate of appointees,
- The Winston Churchill quote comes from his House of Commons speech
on Nov. 11, 1947, after he and his party lost power in post-war elections. Here is a fuller quote:
“Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
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