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A Democracy Will Not Save Egypt

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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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Title Commenter Date Thread
Democracy in Egypt [40 words]Lujack SkylarkFeb 11, 2011 23:36182561
1And The Winner is ?????? [164 words]Jay1Feb 11, 2011 23:01182559
More details on my blog [24 words]Solomon2Feb 11, 2011 13:30182544
The "Real" Barrier to Egyptian Democracy [254 words]Freud101Feb 11, 2011 21:39182544
1Fantasyland [159 words]Sonny BoichikFeb 11, 2011 03:35182532
USA robs freedom of people in the Arab world over a 30 year period [455 words]BaklavaFeb 9, 2011 18:30182497
And To Whom Would You Have America Write the Check of Their Deliverance [967 words]M. ToveyFeb 11, 2011 12:34182497
2everybody else's fault but their own. [112 words]the Grand Infidel of KaffiristanFeb 11, 2011 18:15182497
1Israel and neighbors [58 words]UgriFeb 12, 2011 06:07182497
A democratically-elected President of Egypt? I'm still waiting for one here. [190 words]DrRJPFeb 9, 2011 08:49182488
1Democracy takes time to establish [64 words]Joe Six-PackFeb 8, 2011 12:31182442
US policy in the middle east needs a small revision [192 words]Frank LukeFeb 10, 2011 14:50182442
2Egypt's Turmoil is the World'sTurmoil [730 words]M. ToveyFeb 8, 2011 12:16182441
Egypt needs our help - and soon [164 words]Frank LukeFeb 10, 2011 14:16182441
1Democracy is not a rational form of government [169 words]Ralph C Whaley MDFeb 8, 2011 09:01182432
Egypt needs a model [20 words]Don J.Feb 11, 2011 03:42182432
Egypt Needs More Than a Model - Almighty God has Already Seen to That [40 words]M. ToveyFeb 14, 2011 19:36182432
A Democracy Will Not Save Egypt [368 words]M. ToveyFeb 16, 2011 13:29182432

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