in a democracy there is less danger of a government behaving unreasonably, for it is practically impossible for the majority of a single assembly, if it is of some size, to agree on the same piece of folly… unless?

Spinoza in the Theologico-Political Treatise, XVI: “in a democracy there is less danger of a government behaving unreasonably, for it is practically impossible for the majority of a single assembly, if it is of some size, to agree on the same piece of folly”, unless of course, it is the Spanish Parliament and there is such a stupid thing as party discipline.