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WTF? Native American ideas? I don't think so. Try Greek/Roman.
It seems to me that one should acknowledge that some people are smarter and more capable than others. This does not mean that they should have more rights than anyone else, but if you want to get something done it's best to give the task to those best suited for it. I am of the opinion that until the day comes when everyone is as smart as everyone else - i.e. never - our best interests are served by a Republic. I've not seen a better form of government (if you like the idea of individual freedom). There may be a better form - I'm not an expert in such matters by any means.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/iroquois.aspwell this link works for me. but there is plenty of historical data to back this up.it doesn't matter never mind.