Obama is wrong – democracy is EVIL

President Obama spoke before the United Nations today, heralding the virtues of “democracy” in the Middle East. In his speech he proclaimed,

“We insisted on change in Egypt, because our support for democracy put us on the side of the people. We supported a transition of leadership in Yemen, because the interests of the people were not being served by a corrupt status quo. We intervened in Libya alongside a broad coalition…because we believed that the aspirations of the people were more powerful than a tyrant.”

In other words, Obama says the United States supported a majority of  Islamists who are sworn, according to the Koran, to terror: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” Koran (8:12). 

In the name of democracy a populist revolution has brought Islamofascism to power across the Middle East and North Africa.  We must recall that democracy is not the criterion of legitimacy. To be legitimate, government must be republican.

Recall the account involving Ben Franklin who, when asked what type of government had been established by the Continental Congress, replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

The United States is a republic. Our founders established a system of liberty under law whereby  leaders are elected for a specific period by the preponderance of the citizenry, and laws are passed by leaders for the benefit of the entire republic, rather than a select aristocracy. Initially representatives were selected from among the working citizenry, served the republic for a defined period, then returned to their work, never to serve again.

Republicanism stresses several key concepts: civic virtue,  universal participation,  the need for separate powers, and a healthy respect for the rule of law.From these concepts, one paramount value stands apart — political liberty

The framers of our Constitution were highly suspicious of democracy, which they often denigrated as “mob rule.”  As we’re seeing in the Middle East, democracy can be evil.

When the majority use democracy to violate the natural liberty rights of the minority, that is what is known as the “tyranny of the majority.”  That’s what pure democracy is known for.

Tragically, that seems to be where we’re headed in America as well.

 

 

Brian Sussman

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  1. Joe says

    Where I agree that basic Democracy is evil, your comments trouble me as has listening to your show does at times. I note that in your quote Ben Franklin also suggested Term limits, yet in your responce to Republicanism, you ignore that item. This is my pet peeve with your otherwise informative and island in a sea of Liberalism show in Ca. You have advocated for Tom McClintock, who has like EVERY other Career Politician, Gerry-manders across the state when he term limits out of one job, what separates him from the Jerry Browns of the world except his record on issues we agree on? It is time for all Politicians to be held to that ideal, and have to go back and find Work when their term has concluded, that alone may guide thier voting records when the jobs they may regulate out of existance is one they were qualified for.

  2. Stephen B says

    Here’s my two cents:Today: 9/25/12 President Obama said this in his speech to the world leaders at the UN:

    The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.

    There is so much wrong with this paragraph I am hoping that I can be succinct in my rebuttal. Let’s start with the opening line of this section of text.

    “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”

    What does that mean? The future must not belong to…whomever? Are you advocating for their demise, their persecution, their silence? What is it exactly you are saying Mr. President because to me it sounds like you are siding with the radicals who do not support the first amendment of our Constitution.

    “Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed or the Holocaust is denied.”

    I really don’t think that the problem is credibility Mr. President. What credibility can you find in murdering four people? Oh and by the way, they aren’t condemning the slander they are condemning people who had nothing to do with the slander because they were from the same country where the video that slandered the prophet was posted. Just saying, if we are discussing credibility isn’t a little clarification due here? Let’s continue…

    those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated

    Oh you mean when the NEA funds the Mapplethorpe exhibit and calls putting a crucifix in urine “art” and worthy of government funding…is that what you mean by the desecration of the image of Christ? Or is that freedom of expression protected by the First Amendment? Or are you saying that the First Amendment needs to be altered to protect people from having their feelings hurt. I really need clarification here Mr. President because the nation is in for a fundamental change if you men the latter.

    churches are destroyed

    Hold on a second. Are you comparing hurt feelings and being offended to the destruction of property and violence?

    or the Holocaust is denied.”

    There it is. I think I see what you are getting at here Mr. Obama. You are comparing insulting the prophet of Islam to an offence equal to denying the Holocaust. Well, in THIS country, denying the Holocaust is allowed by law and there are no penalties other than perhaps not being invited to parties or having people unfriend you from Facebook but that isn’t what you are talking about is it. You are referencing the laws that actually lead to jail time in Germany if you publically deny the Holocaust aren’t you. You’d like to see those kind of laws here in America, that’s what you are leading up to aren’t you Mr. Obama? If not, then this whole paragraph ceases to have merit.

    Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims.

    Are you kidding me? OK, I have another question Mr. President. How can you support same sex marriage when homosexuals are murdered by Sufi’s and Shiite’s for being gay? How is allowing same sex marriage NOT inciting a reaction from them? I know, that was a question that requires an answer and you aren’t fond of answering questions but it’s only fair that someone actually tries to make sense of your rhetoric. Tell me how not to incite Sufi’s or Shiite’s? You know that the only way to avoid inciting violence is to either join them or be called an infidel worthy of death so please make this more clear. You know, you are really ticking me off Barack.

    It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

    How did you ever get elected president? Intolerance is a form of violence? So we should be tolerant and accept the subjugation of women, honor killings, genital mutilation and the murder of an American ambassador? Do you even listen to yourself? I will NOT tolerate the anti-freedom ideology that you are attempting to appease. I will not tolerate our country making laws to limit the first amendment by excluding offensive speech as protected speech. I will not tolerate a president of the United States attempting to cow-tow to the most intolerant people on earth by apologizing for something that we aren’t responsible for.

    Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.

    Way to wrap it up with emotional clap trap grounded in stupidity. You truly are an idiot Obama. Strengthened by our differences? How exactly does that happen? That’s like saying “dried off by taking a swim.” It’s an oxymoron! Nobody is strengthened by the things that separate them, ever! It is in complete opposition to logic not to mention human nature. If someone is pro-abortion and I am anti-abortion those differences will only divide us. How CAN they strengthen us? IT’S IMPOSSIBLE! You know what strengthens us Mr. President (that is becoming more difficult to type as this goes on) You know what makes us stronger? UNITY IN SPITE OF OUR DIFFERENCES! It’s called common ground. And you know what common ground we have with radical Islam? Please tell me because I would like to know.

    This paragraph alone is enough to keep me from voting for Obama and if it isn’t enough for you I really have to question your ability to understand English and to reason. This guy is NOT pro American and he needs to go.

  3. Jonathan says

    Yes, Democracy is evil. We should not be exporting it nor advocating it in the Middle East and especially not in these united States of America. It’s obvious when Bush (who also advocated exporting Democracy with adventures like Iraq and Afghanistan) and Obama sing the praises of Democracy that they are forgetting one big glaring example of how Democracy ends..the French Revolution. It was a big example of why Democracy is evil and will only end in misery for all. For those liberals and Obama who think Democracy is a good thing..consider what could happen under a democracy is that the majority rules. If the majority woke up one day and decided to bring back slavery..they COULD because Democracy goes with the will of the majority. If the Majority wanted to remove women’s right to vote..they COULD because again what the Majority want..the majority gets in a Democracy. Neither of those things could happen in a Republic..because the rights of the minority and the majority are both respected and protected. Short of a Constitutional Amendment..neither of the above scenarios could happen (and even then I doubt such amendments would be ratified). I strongly oppose Democracy..both here and abroad. In fact I would go so far as to say I HATE Democracy..I love a Republic which is clearly one thing Obama hates.

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