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    Default Re: Why we need a strong government to check capitalism.

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    Not at all; ignorance, particularly of history (witness the posts in this thread from folk who were not aware of rampant capitalism) and an uneducated electorate that have never been taught how (the process) to think is what I fear. We need protection from a tyranny of popularity as well as rampant capitalism and fascism.
    But who is going to protect us from the protectors? Joseph Stalin, Chairman Mao, and Ieng Sary and Pol Pot protected people from capitalism and fascism. Ninety million lives is a rather steep price to pay to eradicate plutocracy and feudalism. Even the Fascists did not do that much damage, and they were tremendously destructive.
    Great point Pendragon. Its best for citizens of a country to avoid extremes in all things and support a government of checks and balances and the rule of law over any individual (no matter how charismatic that leader may seem to be).

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    Default Re: Why we need a strong government to check capitalism.


    Great point Pendragon. Its best for citizens of a country to avoid extremes in all things and support a government of checks and balances and the rule of law over any individual (no matter how charismatic that leader may seem to be).
    May I in turn quote Lord Denning, Master of the Rolls in the 1990s:


    Lord Denning 1899–1999
    British judge

    To every subject of this land, however powerful, I would use Thomas Fuller's words over three hundred years ago, ‘Be ye never so high, the law is above you.’
    in a High Court ruling against the Attorney-General, January 1977

    It's always worth reminding governments that making laws does not place them above the law
    Some days, it's hardly worth chewing through the leather straps....

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