The General Will (a satire on the idea that “the people” are invariably right)

Only a fool
Can object to Rousseau’s rule,
For “the general will”
Can do no ill.

It is treason
To deny
That “the people” are guided by reason
And he who does so must die.

So say I
Until “the general will”
Does ill
Unto me
And we are no longer free …

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/General_will#Jean-Jacques_Rousseau

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