Recently, I wrote a post, The Party of ‘Science?’, in which I demonstrated that this Party is anti-science. Well, that same Party that claims ‘science’ also claims to support ‘democracy.’ However, in this case, I actually believe this Party does support the notion of ‘democracy’ (but not necessarily the actual results). I have brought over an old post from The Road to Concord to explain why I say this.
I am tired of hearing people talk about democracy as though it were a virtue. It isn’t. In fact, democracy is immoral! This is also why I take offense to those who claim this nation is a democracy: it is not. The men and women who created this nation may have missed the mark of perfection, but they were anything but immoral. However, those who have been working to turn this nation into a democracy for the past one-hundred and twenty-plus years most definitely are immoral and — frankly — I am sick and tired of their voices preaching to us about who and what we should be. It is high time someone explained that those who seek democracy are tyrants — period!
Natural Law recognizes the individual, not society. This is because the individual exists in nature, society does not. Society is an artificial construct; a man-made thing: an abstraction; a linguistic tool that makes it easier to treat individuals as a single entity. But you and I are real. We can and do exist outside of society. We do not need society to survive. Place us on a deserted island and we do not change; we can continue as we are, and with all the same Natural Rights we possessed in society. However, the moment we are placed on that deserted island, society changes — it ceases to exist (at least for us). This is why Natural Law focuses only on the individual and why — under Natural Law — justice is concerned only with the preservation of the individual’s rights. Now, I ask you: what right can be more important to the individual than free will?
Free will is our most fundamental right. Our free will is the one thing we posses to which no one else can claim a right. How can you claim a right to something you cannot possess? Your free will is an inherent and inalienable part of who and what you are. In fact, without your free will, you cease to be you. This is also why no one can force you to think or believe anything you do not want to think or believe. This does not mean they cannot make you pay a price for clinging to your thoughts and beliefs, but it does means that, so long as you do not surrender your will to another, no one can make a claim to your will because no one can force you to think or believe something against your will. This is why Natural Law is self-evident: because you always retain your claim to your free will. The rest of our Natural Rights are all derived from there.
Once we understand the origin of our Natural Rights and how they are derived from Natural Law, we recognize that our rights are responsible for the existence of universal morality. In short, an immoral action is an action that trespasses against the Natural Rights of another individual. So long as an individual is acting within the confines of Natural Law, any trespass on their Natural Rights is — by definition — an immoral act. This is why democracy is — by definition – an immoral act. Now let me prove it in the most forceful way I can. Just answer the following by saying ‘yes or no:’
If majority were to vote to allow theft, would that be a moral action?
If the majority were to vote to allow slavery, would that be a moral action?
If the majority were to vote to allow rape, would that be a moral action?
If the majority voted to allow murder, would that be a moral action?
If society voted to allow genocide, would that be amoral action?
Now, before you try to tell me these questions are not representative of reality, please stop, because — at one point in time — every one of these actions have been ‘legal’ under ‘the law’ somewhere in the world, and they were all enacted by ‘democracy.’ If you doubt me, look it up, and start with socialist democracies. That will shorten your workload considerably.
So, back to my questions: if the majority of people say something should be legal, does that make it moral? If you answer ‘no,’ then you have just admitted that democracy is immoral. And no, it does not matter ‘how it is used:’ it is an inherently immoral action. If someone tries to argue that democracy is neither moral or immoral and that it depends upon how people use it, then the same argument can be made for all five of the actions in my questions. I can make a sound, valid and rational argument justifying theft, slavery, rape, murder and even genocide. This is because democracy is predicated on the majority of people forcing their will onto the minority. Thus, by definition, democracy is the act of trespassing on the free will of other people. That violates Natural Law, thus, it is the definition of an immoral act.
This is why our founding fathers did not construct a democracy. This nation was founded as a representative republic, and there is a world of difference.
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
— John Adams
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.”
Our founders understood Natural Law, and although they couldn’t enact a perfect application of its principles, they did construct a document that has come closer than man has and is likely to ever come: the U.S. Constitution. This is why would-be tyrants have been working tirelessly for more than a century to turn America into a democracy: so they can free themselves of the constraints of the Constitution and — in the process – Natural law. These people appeal to ‘democracy’ to get the people to support their violations of the law. Obama has been doing it with his ‘phone and pen,’ but so have the Republicans. The Constitution lists several things for which the President shall be impeached, and Obama has done them, yet the Republicans have said they will not do their duty to enforce the law. These people — all of them, on both sides — care more about their personal power than the law. In their hearts, they are no better than those who used democracy to violate the written law some two thousand years ago:
“But they cried out, away with him, away with him. Crucify him………..Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified….”
[NOTE: the crucifixion of Jesus was a violation of both Jewish and Roman law, but it was done to appease the demands of ‘the majority’ for the sake of those in power — both Roman and Jew. But this is not meant as an attack on the Jews. Rather, it is an attack on each of us. How different are any of us today when we support and/or justify others who manipulate and break the law in our names? Please, I beg you, consider this the next time you accept the old argument of “If you don’t vote for this devil, then the other devils will win.” If you knowingly and willingly vote for immoral representatives, then you are willingly joining them in their crimes.]
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