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Down With Democracy: A Plea [Updated Below]

07 July 2010 @ 09:18

In the ongoing debate in the Rightosphere about what exactly it is we want to restore in this country, the word ‘democracy’ gets thrown around a lot, but that is preciously the problem we have now: The United States has become a democracy.

As Ran explains in a damn fine posting over at Si Vis Pacem:

…America’s revolution was precisely not a democratic phenomenon but rather a constitutional republican one, one that put real limits on the powers of government and real limits on democratic encroachment upon Liberty….

In a democracy, the mob, the masses, rule and are not restrained by any document and/or tradition.  Every freedom and every liberty exist at the whim of the majority.  The Founding Fathers feared this just as much as they feared tyrannical government.  That is why they implemented constitutions on the federal and state levels: to restrain the people, put their emotions in check.  Thus, they created the Rule Of Law and not a Rule Of Men [ie: democracy].

As Ran also points out, there is a grand irony taking place today: Europe is slowly awakening to our concept of Liberty while we in America are heading down the road to democracy — a system that has failed miserably wherever and whenever it has been tried, from the social democracies to the brutal totalitarian regimes.

Please do take the time to click here and read Ran’s whole posting.

It is imperative that we on the Right stop talking about that vile thing known as Democracy — it is exactly what we don’t want.  America is a Constitutional Republic.  It is imperative that we understand the difference between the two if we are to have any hope of restoring America.

UPDATE at 1337…

It turns out that the Mind Numbed Robot has been thinking along the same lines:

We’ve got a long road ahead folks. Let’s dig in by electing leaders with a belief in the Constitutional Republic we were meant to inherit.

Democracies fail. Always have, always will. They eat themselves from the inside out.

A maggot has no thought of what it eats. It only knows the innate hunger. The lust for power is no different.

In a mini-essay over at his shop, he uses Social Security as an example to make his point and deftly labels Obamacare Son Of Social Security.

8 Comments
  1. 07 July 2010 @ 10:27 10:27

    My thoughts to a tee. Funny how the same thread is hit on at roughly the same time by unconnected parties.
    http://mindnumbedrobot.com/2010/07/06/obamacare-son-social-security/1500

  2. 07 July 2010 @ 11:06 11:06

    Many thanks Bob.
    I’ve updated the link:
    http://ifyouseekpeace.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/democracy-is-not-the-solution/
    I’ve also edited the original title that was badly considered.

    It took me some time

  3. 07 July 2010 @ 17:19 17:19

    Thanks for the link!

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      07 July 2010 @ 17:38 17:38

      I’m a big promoter of human/robot understanding.

  4. Walking Horse permalink
    08 July 2010 @ 15:25 15:25

    Nicely done. There is a good reason why democracies fail .. they are essentially no different from socialism. We have it on good authority, from none other than that authoritarian prepuce Woodrow Wilson:

    Socialism and Democracy, 1887:

    “Applied in a democratic state, such doctrine sounds radical, but not revolutionary. It is only an acceptance of the extremest logical conclusions deducible from democratic principles long ago received as respectable. For it is very clear that in fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same. They both rest at bottom upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members. Men as communities are supreme over men as individuals. Limits of wisdom and convenience to the public control there may be: limits of principle there are, upon strict analysis, none. ”

    http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?documentprint=2208

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      08 July 2010 @ 16:46 16:46

      Funny, I was just reading about old ‘Pole Up The Ass’ Wilson in The Year Of Six Presidents. WW was pretty much a southern conservative until he started having small strokes in the early 1900’s [he was, however, insufferable]. Then, he became a Progressive. File this under: things that make you go, hmmm.

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