“The Battle of Kurukshetra was planned by the Lord to establish the real representative of the Lord, Maharaja Yudhishthira. An ideal king thoroughly trained by culture and devotional service with the martial spirit makes a perfect king. Such a personal monarchy is far better than the so-called democracy of no training and responsibility. The thieves and rogues of modern democracy seek election by misrepresentation of votes, and the successful rogues and thieves devour the mass of population.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 1.18.43)
Friend1: What is your problem with democracy?
Friend2: Who says I have a problem?
Friend1: Nice. Play innocent. I know you’re constantly railing against it.
Friend2: This time I’m going to put you on the defensive. What is so good about it?
Friend1: The people decide. It’s fair. You put your ideas before the people, the ones who will be affected…
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