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Why Is Democracy Held In Such High Esteem When It’s The Enemy Of The Minority And Makes All Rights Relative To The Dictates Of T

{Editor’s Note: This is the 30th installment of a series of articles attempting to address the 32 questions posed by Ron Paul in his recent farewell speech given in front of Congress. Check out the previous installment, “Why Do We Allow The Government To Disseminate False Information Dealing With Both Economic And Foreign Policy”}

The majority of citizens in the United States believe the founders intended this country to operate under a democratic form government. Probably, these same people would proclaim that democracy is the ideal government for free people to thrive. They would be incorrect on both counts. The reason for this misconception can be attributed to misinformation taught in the public school system and reinforced throughout life by the mainstream media. Public schools, being controlled by the state, serve to indoctrinate children into believing that democracy and freedom go together like peanut butter and jelly. Our children are instructed to think this way, by design, in order to continue the destruction of property rights with approval from the majority. Democracy is essentially tyranny of the majority. Not only is democracy a morally bankrupt form of government, but it serves to enhance the power of the state and destroy the rights of free individuals.

There is frequent confusion regarding the economic factors that contribute to communist governments or dictatorships experiencing failure. The reason for failure is misinterpreted and blame is assigned to the manner in which politicians are elected, rather than focusing on the dangerous effects the state seizing ownership of property rights. Hans-Herman Hoppe expands eloquently on this concept and states a strong case against democracy in an article published in 2001 titled Down with Democracy.

"……it must be made clear again that the idea of democracy is immoral as well as uneconomical. As for the moral status of majority rule, it must be pointed out that it allows for A and B to band together to rip off C, C and A in turn joining to rip off B, and then B and C conspiring against A, etc. This is not justice but a moral outrage, and rather than treating democracy and democrats with respect, they should be treated with open contempt and ridiculed as moral frauds. On the other hand, as for the economic quality of democracy, it must be stressed relentlessly that it is not democracy but private property, production, and voluntary exchange that are the ultimate sources of human civilization and prosperity. In particular, contrary to widespread myths, it needs to be emphasized that the lack of democracy had essentially nothing to do with the bankruptcy of Russian-style socialism. It was not the selection principle for politicians that constituted socialism’s problem."

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Bait and switch

Somewhere along the way the word democracy changed meaning.

If the old meaning was good then the word democracy is the bait, with the old meaning residing in fantasy land, while the new meaning of democracy is a synonym for crime made legal.

If the demagogues want to pin the tail on the donkey, seriously, it may be past time to call criminals criminals.

I guess that there are reasons for inventing, producing, and perpetuating these bait and switch routines, but the goal is evil, not good.


Democracy is a religion

You can tell this because all arguments for it are based on emotion, and none on logic.

There is far more compelling evidence for the events in the Old and New Testaments than for Democracy being some sort of exemplary , fair form of government (as if there were such a thing)

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*