Democracy vs Republic
Elizabeth Decker

I agree with Madison that a Democratic Representative Republic is the best possible form of government. But, given a choice between the democratic side of the equation (majoritarianism) and the republic side of the equation (rule of law), I would choose rule of law anytime.

In other words, give me an unelected head of state who protects rule of law (i.e. free association, voluntary civil society, property rights and freedom of expression and conscience) than an elected dictator who carries out the will of the majority.

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