One simple proof that Democracy will fail: People don't eat their vegetables. Not that I am saying that we should have a government that tells us what to do and decides for us what is best for us - not at all. I am in strong opposition for seat belt laws and bicycle helmet laws for adults - or any other law that is designed to protect us from our own stupidity. However, our own stupidity is what keeps Democracy from working. What is most popular is rarely what is best for us. Quick fixes fix nothing, and people want qucik fixes - they would rather take a weight loss pill than get their fat asses on a bicycle. Individual stupidity is magnified exponentially by mob mentality.