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Seriously, we are tired of it. But aren't we also thankful for it? People having a say in their government did not originate in America, though. The ancient Irish had an unwritten law called the Brehon Laws which determined punishment for offenses, among other things. Read about them here. What is interesting about them (and there is more than one interesting thing) is the many voices that were heard in this system of justice. From the Web site linked above: While the Brehon, or lawgiver, administered the law, the aggregate wisdom of nine leading representatives was necessary to originate a law or to abolish it. The nine needed for the making of a law were the chief, poet, historian, landowner, bishop, professor of literature, professor of law, a noble, and a lay vicar. Impartiality is the salient characteristic of all the laws for all the ranks. The king himself was bound by law to do justice to his meanest subject.
The king did not have absolute power. Some ideas that we think are fairly modern, aren't at all. That's why I love history. We owe so much to those who came before us.
Now, what kind of campaigning do you think they did in the early Middle Ages????