Stop It! Stop It! Stop It!
Stop talking about “Democracy” as if it’s a good thing!
While this is a sin committed by seemingly everyone, it struck me after listening yet again to the President and the Secretary of State speak glowingly about Democracy being introduced to the Middle East (Which is melting down), and the resulting democratically elected leaders that we MUST deal with, it occurred to me that they were playing on the ignorance of the American people… yet again.
This is not splitting hairs… this matters and we all need to understand it. Democracy is horrible.
Historically, when Democracy is present, populations (almost without fail) vote themselves into tyranny. In other words they ask to be taken care of, and they get taken care of… just not the way they wanted. Every Socialist Dictator claims to be, and most often has been, at some point “Democratically elected”…
Do you really want to help countries enjoy what we enjoy here is the United States?
Here are the ingredients, all of which are poisonous on their own;
A Judiciary, by itself is a collection of “priests” passing edicts upon the population by fiat.
A Congress, by itself is a tribal meeting of elites fighting for and protecting their personal interests.
An Executive, by himself is a dictator.
What is required to establish a Free Country is a mix of the above…
A recipe, or better yet, a Constitution specifically defining the checks and balances of each branch and limiting government to very specific responsibilities to protect the Individual and his property rights. (Unenforced, is a “living, breathing” piece of paper and nothing more.)
Elections without ALL of the above, is Democracy. Democracy, by itself is simply “legitimized” mob rule. This is what is being promoted by the Progressive Left.
But combine the above with Free-Market Capitalism protected by Individual Property Rights and now you have a recipe for greatness. You have what the United States should be…
Democracy on its own… you have what is today the Middle East. A region on Fire and Falling into Theocratic Oblivion.
The goal should never be “Democracy”. And, contrary to what generations of poorly educated public school teachers think (and apparently the Obama Administration as well), we do not live in a Democracy. The United states is the product of a finely tuned mixture of all the above. We should know this, and understand it. Democracy is only one part of a beautiful formula making our country unique from the rest of the world. Now is the opportunity to contrast what we have, and why we have it, against a tapestry of violence and destruction. If today’s examples are not good enough then let’s go back a little ways. Lenin wrote profusely regarding “Democratic Socialism” and his wish for “Democracy” leading to the dictatorship by the Proletariat. Mao added a class and proposed roughly the same thing. The Socialists have always viewed direct “Democracy” as integral to their achieving their goals. I could list a number of prominent Social Elitists who killed their own citizens in the name of Social Utopia, but for this post those two should suffice.
In case you didn’t know;
We proudly (most of us proudly…) live in a Democratic Republic… “if we can keep it.”
We work very hard at maintaining the integrity of our elections. (Or at least we should. The lack of prosecutions for election fraud is deplorable. ref: Preserving My Right to Cheat.) We also have checks and balances at every level of our local, state and Federal government with the hope we can keep it.
To make this simple, understand the words you use. When you do, you’ll understand what others are saying to you. And you’ll learn quickly that some things you think are “good” are actually “evil”. (Like decaf coffee… who drinks this? Do the same people drink non-alcoholic Beer? What’s next, non-alcoholic Bourbon? Clearly there is evil in the world.)
(Originally posted 092112)