Poly Sci 10/03/2013
Difference between doing something you’re forced to obey rather than doing what
you obliged yourself to do.
Representative democracy is an illusion.
Voters are poor listeners and become politically active only when elections come around.
Should be separation of powers legislative most powerful.
Executive strictly responsible for carrying out laws – little power.
“Whoever refuses to obey the general will, will be constrained to do so by the whole body, which means
nothing but that he will be forced to be free.”
Forcing a man to be free = euphemism for forcing him to blindly follow the majority.
The general will is the will to treat the good of others as equally important as our own good.