Obama’s Mob Rule

23 10 2009
DEMAGOGUE

DEMAGOGUE

The word “democracy” has its roots in two Greek words — demos (people) and kratia (rule) — thus, rule by the people.

But how is “rule by the people” be implemented? Should government be a direct rule by the people, via simple majority-rule? Or should the people rule indirectly, through their elected representatives? The latter is a republic.

Our Founding Fathers deliberated long and hard on the type of government the newly-independent former-colonies should install. Learned men steeped in knowledge of Western civilization and its great philosophers, the Founders eschewed direct democracy and instead settled on a republic.

The reason has to do with what the Founding Fathers feared most: a direct democracy carries with it the inherent risks of degenerating into a “tyranny of the majority” — of mob rule and demagoguery (cult of personality). They believed that unless the people’s passions were constrained via mediators, direct democracy would descend into a brute majority rule that runs roughshod over the minority who lost the election.

What the Founders feared is now reality in America.

To make our case, here are 3 pieces of evidence:

The first is of Obama, today (Oct. 22), making a speech on global warming, in which he said: “the naysayers, folks who would pretend this [climate change] is not an issue, they’re being marginalized….so we’re gonna have to work on those folks.”

Those “naysayers” are now a majority of Americans, according to the latest poll by the Pew Research Centre for the People & the Press, which finds that the number of people who believe that human activity is causing global warming had fallen to 36%.

The second piece of evidence is Obama, this past Tuesday (Oct. 20), addressing a crowd of supporters at a DNC fundraiser in New York, in which he referred to Americans who disagree with him as “the other side” who “do what they are told.” (H/t beloved GiovanniWorld members Granny and Bob!)

Our third piece of evidence is this:

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee locked Republicans out of the hearing room. Democrats had the locks changed “because they [Republicans] don’t know how to behave,” Chairman Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., told Politico.

What terrible thing did the Republicans do?

Last Thursday, the committee’s Democrats huddled in a back room, denying Republicans the quorum they needed to take action. So GOP staff members secretly set up a video camera outside the committee room, capturing a stream of Democrats leaving through a side door of the very committee room they were scheduled to be in — calling into question Democrats’ claim that a scheduling conflict involving another committee meeting prevented their attendance. Here’s the video:

~Steve and Eowyn

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16 responses

23 10 2009
Steve

The only overwhelming scientific evidence I see are about 100,000 scientists in related fields all doubting AGW…ooops Climate Change. Against Gore, Obama, and G.E and they got their degrees from where. Keep cutting a few inches off that fuse on the powder keg, barry, cause when it blows……………..it’s gonna go up real quick. Barry is the stupidest or lyingist president ever. And history will judge him, but more importantly he is going to be judged by God for what he has done to HUMAN beings and their lives. We have moved well beyond power and politics…………..well, well beyond, and afraid there is no turning back. God have Mercy on Us all. We will be OK though because Right makes Might.
PS Thanks Eowyn

23 10 2009
Steve

OK……….After much sane and rational thinking I came up with the only conclusion that any sane and rational person could come up with. We go to D. C. and we just throw them all out the windows. And to prove we are not heartless we make sure each one is dropped from at least 5 stories, as I do not want any unintentional suffering. And they call us heartless. Anyone see a flaw with my plan……no, good….all in favor say AYE……AYE!!!!

23 10 2009
giovanniworld

AYE!!!

Gio-

23 10 2009
Bob

AYE!!!

23 10 2009
Dave

Works for me.

-Dave

23 10 2009
Cec Moon

Aye, for a merciful plan.

23 10 2009
giovanniworld

Eowyn,

Excellent piece you put together. I especially like your explanation of the difference between a Democracy and a Republic (what we have), and how our Founders thought about the pros and cons of these two choices of how the people can rule. I like the explanation for two reasons… One, many libs have no idea the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the way we operate (or should I say how we are ‘supposed’ to operate), so your short example can be used against them over and over. Two… It may very well be the “Republic” part of how we operate in this country that the left wants to forever change. This should be kept in the forefront of our little brains whenever we listen to Obama, and/or someone in his administration tries to con us.

Our founding fathers were some very wise men. And while they were very forward thinking, they also went back in history to piece together the things that worked and stayed away from those things that did not work. So, not only were they smart, but they had the wisdom to let common sense rule the day. That alone should be a slogan that the left needs to learn… If you have a choice between “wisdom” and/or “intelligence”, I will pick WISDOM every single time!

Gio-

23 10 2009
Eowyn

Thanks for the compliment, Gio! 😀

Steve deserves some praise as well because it was his e-mail to me this morning — about how Obama is destroying the republic and minority rights — which prodded me to put up this post.

I was also driven to explain the differences between democracy (direct rule of the people) vs. republic (indirect rule of the people through elected representatives) because I’m simply fed up with hearing callers to radio talk shows crowing about how a republic is NOT a democracy. A republic is a form of democracy — indirect government by the people.

23 10 2009
giovanniworld

Thanks Steve!

Gio-

24 10 2009
Steve

Thanks Eowyn for putting my rants into an informative piece…your the best, Steve

23 10 2009
Steve

Gio……My point is that the “Republic Ship” Has sailed…….we are now living in a Democracy,,,,,,,,NOW……….MOB RULE.They are jamming legislation down our throats……..we have no representation. we lost the Republic,,,,,,case closed……for now

23 10 2009
Dave

Exactly right, Steve.

And the sad thing about “democracies” is, they have a hideous tendency to vote themselves out of existence.

-Dave

23 10 2009
Bob

Steve and Eowyn,

Thank You both. I was ignorant of the difference until reading this.

Granny, learned in 1st grade,
“And to the REPUBLIC for which it stands”.

23 10 2009
giovanniworld

Steve,

In order for us to win this battle you can’t give-in to the bastards this easily. We are on our way towards total mob rule, but we still have time to stop them and reverse course.

Gotta believe!

Gio-

24 10 2009
Steve

Gio……I appologize for my tone. No I am not giving in. I had just been sending Eowyn so much negative stuff this week that it was starting to get to me,,,,,,,,see some of my posts this week…….LOL. Any way I was trying to figure what was bothering me so much and using Eowyn as a sounding board, and as usual Eowyn was able to turn my feelings into a great story and learning lesson. No Gio, I live on to fight another day…………Steve

23 10 2009
grannywithapitchfotk

Thanks Eowyn. I’ve gotten fed up with hearing people who should know (such as government hierarchy) refer to us as a democracy only, which, if anyone ever even listened to the Pledge of Allegiance, they would see something different. Or, if they hadn’t attended government-run schools, they would have learned it by sixth grade. Oh, never mind. Anyway, great post. And our founding fathers are twirling in their graves, aren’t they?

Love

Granny

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