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Spread Liberty, not democracy.

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:15 AM
Our Constitution was designed to protect individual rights, and the Founders knew clearly that they wanted a republic, not a Democracy, where the majority could not dictate the definition of rights of the minority.They did a reasonably good job in writing the Constitution but yielded to the principle of democracy in compromising on the slavery issue.

How many times in the past ten years have we heard our leaders brag about our wonderful effort to institute democracy in the middle east, while hearing nothing about promoting personal liberty, property rights, sound money, and free market, or a republic?

How can we "Spread our goodness" around the world through occupation and violence when here at home we have squandered our liberties and wealth?

Individual and natural rights are no longer cherished or understood.

it is this failed understanding that permits the welfare warfare state while destroying the concept of civil liberties and personal self ownership and responsibility.

As a result of our careless thinking, our desire for government assistance, and the emphasis on unearned economic benefits over free markets and self reliance, we have a society made up of various special interest groups demanding their "rights"

My guess is that the majority of you believe that citizens- especially if in need, have a "right" to medical care, free education, a house, subsidized food, and endless other services. what they dont want to hear is that governments have nothing to pass out, since they produce nothing.

Anytime a government provides a benefit, it must first steal it from someone else who is producing it, thus violating the rights of that individual. It is important to remember this.

posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 12:41 AM
reply to post by knightsofcydonia

I couldn't agree more.

S & F.

Democracy is the reason that we have the problems that we have today.

Democracy is the tyranny of the masses.
The founding fathers knew this and they specifically addressed the subject in the Federalist Papers no. 10.
The entire point of this one paper written by James Madison was to warn against a democracy and explain why a republic protects personal liberty by ensuring individual freedom.

Personal freedoms can be taken away in a democracy simply by disagreeing with the status quo.

We are continually fed democracy propaganda, and it's all lies.

The founding fathers specifically addressed the problems of a democracy as being the result of vocal and incredulous factions.

Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.

...the causes of faction cannot be removed, and that relief is only to be sought in the means of controlling its effects.

From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction.

Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.

Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.

A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking

link to federalist paper number 10

We were neither meant to be nor support democracy.

We have a democracy conspiracy and the founding fathers warned us about its pitfalls.
edit on 25/7/2012 by kyviecaldges because: (no reason given)

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