Because I’m just too lazy to write anything today, or even provide a decent link, I offer a quote:
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what to eat for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed sheep disputing the vote.
I don’t know who said that, but Ragin’ Dave over at Four Right Wing Wackos said (in a comment somewhere) that it was an old saying. Never heard it before, but I like it.