Let's be clear. I don't believe in democracy in one sense. You don't believe in democracy. Nobody believes in democracy. You will find it hard to find anybody who will say that * * * * there is democracy interpreted as majority rule. You will find it hard to find anybody who will say that 55% of the people believe the other 45% of the people should be shot. That's an appropriate exercise of democracy.
What I believe is not a democracy but an individual freedom in a society in which individuals cooperate with one another and in which there is an absence of coercion and violence. Now it turns out that democracy in the sense of majority vote is an effective means for achieving agreement on some things. On things which are not very important. Really important things we require much more than a simple majority. We require something as close to unanimity as we can get. That's why we have a constitution as well as legislated law.