Monday, June 12, 2017

Democracy, the Anti Liberty

The Founding Fathers held a deep abhorrence for democracy and majority rule. In fact, the word democracy appears nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution.
In Federalist No. 10, James Madison wrote, “Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.”
John Adams predicted, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
Edmund Randolph said, “That in tracing these evils to their origin, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.”
Chief Justice John Marshall observed, “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”
Majority rule equals tyranny

Democracy is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly. Democracy is sometimes referred to as "rule of the majority". The uncertainty of outcomes is inherent in democracy, which makes all forces struggle repeatedly for the realization of their interests, being the devolution of power from a group of people to a set of rules.

Democracy intents to give power to the majority. In a sense, it is oppressive to minorities. In actuality, it can overturn any principle if the majority decides to do so.  If the majority decides to do so, it can vote itself privileges and benefits at the expense of the minority.

In a group of 10 teenagers, if the majority of them decide to take the bicycle of one in the group, applying this principle, they can do so.

In contrast, in the Constitutional Republic our forefathers envisioned, Liberty was guarantied. Property was protected, Life was defended.
The Bill of Rights is a document stating the unalienable rights of people, given by our creator. Stating does NOT mean granting.

What is Liberty? Certainly NOT the power of the majority or Democracy.

Democracy at work:

India bans sale of cows for slaughter, a move designed to appease conservative Hindus.
The Indian government has issued a nationwide ban on selling cattle for slaughter, the toughest measure yet imposed to protect cows, an animal that conservative Hindus regard as sacred.

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