Saturday September 30, 2023
US officials and statists in the private sector incessantly sing the praises of democracy. They even invade and wage wars of aggression against countries that lack democracy.
But what really is so great about democracy? Actually, only one thing. And, no, it’s not freedom.
After all, if democracy is so great, why does the Bill of Rights protect us from it? We often forget that.
The First Amendment, for example, protects us from a democratic vote in the US Congress that would punish us for criticizing government officials. In other words, even if Congress were to vote in favor of such a measure by a 95 percent margin and then it was signed into law by the president, this democratically enacted measure would still be null and void.
In fact, if one carefully searches the entire Constitution, the document that called the federal government into existence, one will note something important: Nowhere in the document is the word “democracy” mentioned. Given the outsized importance that US officials and private-sector statists put on democracy today, isn’t that an interesting and revealing omission?