Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM
Our Founding Fathers debated government structure. John Adams believed
in a strong elected executive; his opponents feared monarchy. Thomas
Jefferson believed in liberal democracy (albeit of aristocrats); his
opponents feared rule of the rabble. Some Mississippians have created a
synthesis of the two: they fear both monarch and rabble. To protect
against both they sacrificed the common ground between Adams and
Jefferson - democracy.
When it comes to some decisions, it seems
government is too important to let voters decide how it should operate;
tax dollars are too sacred to trust them to elections.