Saturday, July 26, 2014

No "What If's" About It

Judge Andrew Napolitano's latest Fox News op-ed is tremendous.  As a matter of fact, I'm assigning it to my undergrads the first week of the semester this fall as required reading for my Business and Society course.  The article consists of a series of "what if" questions on the topic of democracy.  It's a powerful technique, as you can see from this excerpt:
What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people’s understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and instead turns political campaigns into beauty contests? What if American democracy allows the government to do anything it wants, as long as more people bother to show up at the voting booth to support the government than show up to say no?
I absolutely recommend this article, which you can access by clicking here.