Few things will cause my blood to boil more than hearing somebody touting the virtues of democracy. I am especially infuriated when I hear one of our political leaders talk such nonsense. Yet we do hear “the blessings” of democracy being preached by those in government, often by our own State Department.
Our Founders did everything possible to avoid democracy in the new nation they were creating. You will not find the word democracy in the declaration of Independence or in the Constitution of the United States of America or in the constitutions of any of the fifty states. Our Founders new very well the dangers of democracy’s tyranny of the majority over the minority. They deliberately established a republic to constrain the excesses of democracy.
Democracy inevitably leads to bigger and bigger central governments. Big central governments inevitably leads to less and less freedom. Less freedom inevitably leads to tyrannical dictatorships.
Why then has our government, over the last century or more, promoted democracy to undeveloped countries around the world; Central and South America, Africa, Asia and, most recently in the Middle East? Have they learned nothing from the historical results of their efforts? Surely it can not be due to ignorance, can it?
As a result of our education system being taken over by the so-called progressives since the sixties, I think we would be stunned by how so few Americans today understand that America is a republic and not a democracy. I fear that most Americans today do not even know what the difference is between a democracy and a republic.
Below you will find a marvelous ten minute video that explains the differences in the various forms of government devised by man. Please take time to watch it. Pay special attention to the last two minutes where the description of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire is chillingly similar to what is happening in America today. If you have teenagers in your family, you may want to consider having them watch this video. If you know any teachers personally, maybe you could suggest that they use this video in their classrooms. I really think the video is that good.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
H/T to Questioning With Boldness for the video.