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A Democracy Will Not Save Egypt

Reader comment on item: Anoush Ehteshami and Democracy in Egypt
in response to reader comment: Egypt Needs More Than a Model - Almighty God has Already Seen to That

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 16, 2011 at 13:29

Evidently there was a problem is the transmission of this post; that somehow the body of the text did not survive the electronic mail. Be that as it may, in the remix of the thought that was the original intention it may well be that a different tact was/is necessary.

Originally, trying to plant a picture of a Mosaic government model was antithetical to this observance of the turmoil that is fomenting still in Egypt, even as Mubarak is already fading away from the scene and the underlying current of anarchism is sweeping through the ranks of the disaffected malcontents in Cairo. Just ask some of the journalists just how bad it really is.

In that vein, the imposition of any form of democracy is highly unlikely; for to impose any form of government that does not meet the immediate needs of the disenfranchised is not going to settle the issues necessary to get the general population what they need: security of a strong government.

To that end, to try a logical process and rationalize a democratic style of government requires that the people, who are the government in a republican form of democracy, agree in principle to be governed by the rule of law by the self-imposed submission to the government by the people. That means they have to agree to a body of legislative regulations that all are willing to observe for the common good. In the American model of the republic, this meant a body of regulations conforming to the Divine principles that helped form The United States of America.

Do we see that happening in Egypt? Do we see the people in Egypt desiring to be place under an American style of government, guided by the Ten Commandments? Be realistic, even before the rule of Muslim sensibilities, the Hebrews were kicked out because Egypt would have nothing to do with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is highly unlikely they will be any more amenable now.

In any event, Egypt is but one of the chain of activities that need watching: there's still Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iran, etc., etc., etc. Try not to watch too closely: but guess what may be next?

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