Sunday, November 27, 2005

Maybe they'll monitor us now, too!

Everybody needs to read about Social Contract Theory.


Because "The Social Contract of our Democracy demands certain responsibilities of the citizens. As Wynton Marsalis says, there are a lot of things you simply have to know to successfully participate in a democracy. Comparing democracy to jazz, Marsalis says that one needs to be educated and have the ability to communicate in order to participate. Jazz is about communication, dialogue, and respect for one’s peers. So is our Democracy.

If one possesses the ability to listen, speak, and learn then they should be able to navigate the established channels of our Democracy. If the established channels are so clogged with bureaucracy or corruption that the educated and open-minded citizen is unable to progress, then civil disobedience is required. If civil disobedience doesn’t work, revolution is a moral imperative."

Why else?

Because of this via Crooks and Liars and Daily Kos.

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