What is “democracy?”

I’ve said from the beginning — from the very first article that I penned on the subject — that we can have this, if we want it. I stand by it, today. But — for me, at least — this has become something more than a race for the presidential nomination. This is a struggle for the very soul of our country and, by the time July is finished, we will have answered the question — “do we live in a democracy?” 

And we will have answered that question — not with words or arguments or by cleverly exploiting the establishment’s rules — but we will have answered that question with our actions.

Democracy exists because of our actions or it doesn’t exist at all. 

A wise man once said, “You do not pick figs from thistles & you do not pick grapes from thorn-bushes — you will know a tree by its fruit & you will know people by their actions.” 

What fruit will our country bear on July 25th? Will it be more like thorns or more like flowers? I cannot say — I can only hope that I will #SeeYouInPhilly…

In solidarity,
John Laurits #SeeYouInPhilly

The Writing of John Laurits


Greetings, my brothers, my sisters, & my others — firstly, my apologies for not having written to you all for a couple of days. At the moment, I am working on some very different math and, although it is a bit more time-consuming, I think that it will be worth the effort & the wait…

In the few minutes that I can steal to be alone, these days — between the number-crunching & the research — I’ve been asking myself some important questions and I hope it’s alright with you all that it is about these important questions — not math — that I write to you, tonight.

What is “democracy?”

Democracy — that’s a word that I’ve heard a lot, having grown up in the United States of America. Like “freedom” or “justice,” it seems to me that democracy is a word that has been used so much & so…

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