Today special-interest groups are always trying to register the members of their special-interest mob to vote. They have no idea what they are doing.
We don't need more people voting. We need fewer, high-quality people voting. The Founding Fathers only wanted property owners to vote.
We don't need people with IQs of less than 100 voting.
I suppose these people consider democracy to be self-rule. It's not. Ultimately it's mob rule - the mob ruling other people.
Self-rule is when you rule yourself - what the older political philosophers called "natural rights." The rights to life, liberty and property.
These days anyone can vote, no matter how ignorant and stupid. Illegal aliens voting? They should be run out of the country.
I've mentioned before that throughout history anyone with any money always lived in the hills and the mob has always lived in slums in the valleys. In other words, the mob always lives in the valley.
And history tells us the one warfare that has always existed has been class warfare - the mob versus the people on the hills.
I've also mentioned before the movie, Elysium, in which the whole earth had turned to a Third World valley and anyone with any money had moved off-world to a luxurious space-station - a hill in space.
The country of the writer/director (Neill Blomkamp) of Elysium - South Africa - was destroyed by the mobs in the valley.
Or think about The Time Machine, the movie or the novel. The Morlocks lived in the absolute bottom of the valley - underground.
Ezra Pound once said artists are "the antennae of the human race." He was right.
There is another old saying: art imitates life. That, too, is true.
What is going to happen someday is the valley mob is going to come up to the hills with pitchforks. Maybe not literally (although that, too, happens), but through political power.
That, ultimately, is what happens with democracy. And it's because of the envy of the mob, because democracy is always based on envy.