Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Our government was structured partially to protect the people COLLECTIVELY from themselves (aka faction and mob rule)
It was never intended to protect an individual from himself.
What's your point?
That you have a hard time understanding that the line
"the entire reason our government is a representative republic and not a true democracy, is because our founding fathers understood that the masses were not capable of acting in their own best long term interests. The very reason our government exists is to protect these people from themselves, be that electorally or fiscally by enacting minimum wages, ensuring universal health care, etc.."
Uses "these people" and "themselves" in the collective tense? Hence why it is then followed by large scale programs like minimum wage laws and universal
So are you just a weak reader or do you have some other kind of point you were trying to make here? Because your post actually fits perfectly with the argument I was making.