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November 13, 2006

Locrician Democracy

Now here's an idea: bringing back the death penalty.

Better still, we could adopt the practice of the ancient Greek colonists at Locri Epizephyri, in what is now Italy. There, a Locrian who suggested any new law was required to make his case standing before an assembly of the people with a cord around his neck. If the law was rejected, its proposer was strangled.

In the case of professional politicians do we actually have to wait? Or can we simply save a lot of time and money and get working with a few hundred strangulation length cords?

November 13, 2006 in Politics | Permalink

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I've advocated this approach ever since I read about it.

Posted by: David Gillies | Nov 13, 2006 6:46:40 PM