Argument: The act of voting itself does not pacify people

Issue Report: Democratic peace theory


James Bovard. “The Democratic-Peace Fraud”. The Future of Freedom Foundation. 23 May 2008 – “The notion that democracy will end all mass killings implies that there is some nobility latent within the masses that merely requires a change in the process of selecting a nation’s rulers to blossom. That would hold true if the only reason people sought blood was that they had not picked their own chiefs. The history of mobs does not indicate that popular selection of leaders ensures nonviolence.”