Of a dangerous class

It has been seen that the dangers incident to a representative democracy are of two kinds: danger of a low grade of intelligence in the representative body, and in the popular opinion which controls it; and danger of class legislation on the part of the numerical majority, these being all composed of the same class.

Let’s focus on class legislation by the numerical majority in the context of this yet-to-be properly addressed pork barrel scam.

Apparently, members of the Philippine Senate and Congress are of the same class, cut from the same cloth. What’s even more dangerous is that otherwise good members decided to clam up hence effectively beefing up the strength of this class.


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