While many philosophers supported the idea of democracy, Socrates down right hated it. In his book, Plato recorded a conversation between Socrates and a man by the name of Adeimantus. Socrates took a ship as an example of the society. " If you were heading out on a journey over seas," asks Socrates," who would you want deciding who was in charge of the vessel? Just anyone or people educaed in the area of seafaring?" " The second one," replied Adeimanus. "Then why " responds Socrates," do we keep thinking that any old person should be fit to judge who should be the ruler of a country?" His point, voting is a skill, not random intuition.