Saturday, November 23, 2013

Democracy In Action

Are you sitting comfortably?


Now read the article at the following link.


Have you calmed down yet?


The fundamental problem with the concept of Democracy is that there is no inherent restriction on the power of the state.  What the majority decides becomes the act of the Democratic State.  And if the majority decides that you must die then the Democratic State will kill you.  To govern is to exercise control over the social use of force.  But in the Democratic State there is no control.  There is no restraint on the exercise of power.  Anything literally goes.

Or, to put it another way, it really sucked to be Socrates in the Democratic State of Athens.

Because of this the Founders of the United States rejected the concept of the Democratic State in favor of a Constitutional Republic.  This was a form of government that clearly defined the powers granted to it and outlawed the exercise of powers not granted to it.

As you have seen in the article The Constitution is no longer in effect.  The nation and California in particular have degenerated into democratic states exercising unrestrained power. 

Although the action in San Rafael appears to be a trivial annoyance where no one died, the Federal actions at Ruby Ridge and Waco clearly were the exercise of unrestrained force.

It is only a matter of time before someone else needlessly dies.

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

 ( Thanks to my friend Dave Hall for the link.)

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