I recently read a number of quotes from people like James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson which all espoused the view that direct democracy was basically historically proven to be a failed form of governance.

I was never aware that the philosophical view of many of the architects of the US Constitution and other essentials laws was more or less meant to rule out the possibility of direct democracy, and was in a way not particularly favorably disposed towards hardcore libertarianism, but instead was in a very medial position between excessive freedom and monarchy.

For example, Alexander Hamilton is quoted saying, “We are now forming a republican government. Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.”

I was looking for further confirmation and some developed analysis about this claim.



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