Former Governor Romer stated that he is "concerned about whether democracy is going to work. We've got to find ways to bring people to the middle." Former Governor Owens said, "I think the problem is us." He then went on to explain how the voters have become extreme and unwilling to compromise in the political arena. All five of these luminaries took essentially the same position. They blamed the voters for being too stupid to realize that they are the source of whatever perceived problems currently exist within the Amerikan political system. I got the distinct impression that all five of these career politicians believe that we would all be better off if they were simply allowed to rule over us as they see fit, without regard to the wishes of the electorate.
There is a small amount of truth in what the governors said. The voters in this country are amazingly stupid. They also seek to use the political system to deprive their neighbors of their property, making all who do so nothing but thieves. I don't believe anyone can disagree with the assertion that the political process in the SDA has become nothing but a war in which the majority is given the right to exploit the minority until the next election cycle rolls around. What nobody is willing to admit however, is that the problem with the Amerikan political system is not the people who participate in it. It is democracy itself. We are not polarized because we are sinful human beings who use the political system to our advantage. That is to be expected. We are polarized because the political system permits, nay, encourages political warfare. Let's think about this for a while today.
Democracy, as it is defined and practiced in the Amerikan Empire, consists of the rule of the majority of those who make the irrational and immoral decision to vote. Anyone or any idea that attains majority status becomes sacrosanct and must be obeyed. Under the terms of practical democracy there is no such thing as objective morality. There is no standard of right or wrong and everything becomes a matter of personal utility and nothing more. Quite obviously the opinion of the God of the Bible is rejected outright, as well as the opinions of those who follow and believe in the God of the Bible. The most holy and sacred word in the land is derived strictly and exclusively from the will of the majority on any issue. I believe the old expression went something like this.....vox populi, vox dei.
The opinion of the God of the Bible is a simple one when it comes to democracy. He declares that it is immoral. No country that wants the blessing of God upon it should ever adopt democracy as a form of government. How ironic it is that so many stood at various functions around the country over the past weekend and invoked the blessings of God upon themselves by singing "God Bless Amerika" while, at the same time, they believe it is their inalienable right to ignore everything God says to them about how they should live. How many thieves, adulterers and murderers (abortion is murder in case you have forgotten) asked the God of the Bible to bless them this past weekend? Their judgment will be severe as God will not be mocked.
Others have observed the immoral nature of democracy. Alexis de Toqueville is famous for his work on democracy in Amerika. Here are a couple of quotes from that work you might find interesting:
- “Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
- “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.”
- “Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
- “It is indeed difficult to imagine how men who have entirely renounced the habit of managing their own affairs could be successful in choosing those who ought to lead them. It is impossible to believe that a liberal, energetic, and wise government can ever emerge from the ballots of a nation of servants.”
- “I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”