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Old March 6 2013, 10:16 AM   #40
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Re: Cardassian society - enforcement or preference?

Gul Re'jal wrote: View Post
How do we know the power wasn't given to Central Command and the Detapa Council by the people in some way and later it turned into a twisted oppression (possibly due to the Obsidian Order growing into more power and terrorising everyone)?
What about it? It's still a government that doesn't have the consent of the governed.

Obtaining the consent of the governed requires renewing that consent. That means, getting a new democratic mandate periodically.

I agree people don't want to be oppressed, but I don't agree that everyone must like democracy.
Oh, I'm not saying anyone ought to like democracy. Democracy can be frustrating and infuriating. But some form of democracy is still necessary, because no other form of government actually obtains the consent of the people over whom it rules.
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