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Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
~ John Adams
The chants told the politics, but their protest signs told the truth. “Democracy, Democracy! We want Democracy in Egypt,” was the refrain from hundreds of thousands who filled Tahrir Square. President Obama said, “Egypt must reach genuine democracy.” But what do their signs say?
In Egypt, they held signs applauding Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara and the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Glenn Beck postulates a series of Socratic dialectical questions on the Egypt issue:
- Do we see a positive or negative change in the way Egypt deals with the U.S.?
- Do we see a positive or negative change in the way Egypt deals with Israel?
- Do we see an Egyptian politician outwardly expressing Islamic extremist rhetoric?
- Do we see human-rights violations go up or down?
- Is the government decreasing or increasing the rights of women?
- Is the government decreasing or increasing the rights of religious minorities?
The answers to these questions do not bode well for the future. Then why do virtually every politician, judge, lawyer, academic and media hack in America mindlessly mimic the same idiotic line favoring democracy? It is not merely a question of language or syntax, but a colossal ignorance of history that America wants to promote democracy throughout the world rather than a republic.
Fisher Ames, author of the House of Representatives First Amendment language, wrote, “The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness [excessive license] which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.” A pure democracy is tyranny of the majority – whatever the mob or majority wants, regardless of considerations of God, Natural Law, morality or constitutional limitations. This view came out of Thomas Hobbes’ “Leviathan” (1651), which originated the false idea we have a “right” to whatever we want, which is the deification of legalized licentiousness.
My WND colleague Dr. Walter Williams recently wrote, “Congress does not grant us rights; their job is to protect our natural or God-given rights.” Aristotle called the republic “polity,” or majority rule for the sake of the true common good based on Natural Law. According to David Adams, the eternal meaning of Natural Law, the foundation of any legitimate republic, is this: Natural Law consists of principles and standards not simply made up by humans but rather part of an objective moral order, present in the universe and accessible to human reason.
The Greek Stoics, Plato and Aristotle’s Natural Law was Christianized under St. Thomas Aquinas and further developed into a coherent government structure under Grotius, Puffendorf, Blackstone, Locke, Montesquieu and ultimately by America’s constitutional framers – Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Mason, Witherspoon and many others.
Progressivism replaced Natural Law with Positive Law by 1900.
Let’s return to Egypt. Democrats and Republicans naively think that overturning the tyrant Mubarak will lead to democracy. If these were my political science students, I would flunk them all on the spot for being morons. Use logic: A recent Egyptian poll told the truth about mobocracy there, stating that 85 percent of Egyptians favor putting people to death if you switch from Islam to another faith.
Trillions spent on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of soldiers dying for nothing, genocide against Christians in those countries – and President Obama and the media ignore their deaths. Why wasn’t this foreseeable by all of our Harvard, Yale and Princeton-educated experts, think tanks and intellectuals? Because they foolishly think that democracy to the Muslim mind is the same as democracy to the pseudo-Christian mind. Both are tragically flawed, and both always end in anarchy.
As you witness the physical and political carnage in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, China and even in Wisconsin, Ohio, California, Illinois, Colorado, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey, as union thugs desperately hold on to their last vestiges of power (legalized thievery) in the name of democracy, take a minute to really think about what you are observing and hear the original intent of America’s Founding Fathers:
- “A simple democracy … is one of the greatest of evils.” Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration
- “In democracy … there are commonly tumults and disorders. … Therefore a pure democracy is generally a very bad government. It is often the most tyrannical government on earth.” Noah Webster
- “Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state; it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage.” John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration
- “We have seen the tumult of democracy terminate … as [it has] everywhere terminated, in despotism. … Democracy! savage and wild. Thou who wouldst bring down the virtuous and wise to thy level of folly and guilt.” Governor Morris, signer and penman of the Constitution
Above America’s original sin of slavery and our existential sin of abortion, I call our greatest international sin exporting democracy around the world rather than republicanism founded under Natural Law, which was the original intent of the framers.
I end the same way I began with the august words of John Adams:
[D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy; such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit, and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable [abominable] cruelty of one or a very few.
Imagine Muslim caliphates in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya; communism and state socialism in South America, China, Russia, Europe; Marxist unionism exploding in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey. While circumstances are different, the ends are inevitably the same: Absent a republic under Natural Law and the Bible, democracy = mobocracy = genocide.