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American Democracy Can No Longer Be Exported - Cannot Export What One Does Not Have

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Feb 16, 2012 at 14:30

Close; but only by forgetting that the 'democratic' principles that once were part of the founding light of America of an earlier age does one come to realize that the 'stars and stripes' were hijacked by 'principles' of another sort; or shall we say, lack of principles. It has become quite apparent that the veil of the leadership of America's past is torn and the people are now finding out that all is not as it seems. To make matters worse, the imposition of some that American blood was spilled for less than honorable reasons might have some legitimacy is all the more appalling. But that does not make the sacrifices of others in the 'cause for peace' in the Middle East any less valuable: in a sense, those losses such as the Syrian civilians are of a greater value in Syria for it was spilled on home territory.

For some who are American by birth, seeing what is happening in the Middle East (a focal point, but by no means limited to the Middle East) calls to mind that freedom and liberty that is called a birth right should be available to all; yet it is excruciatingly evident that not all who would rule have that in mind. It further goes on for the American citizen to watch these things, desire it for every other human being and yet that intention is marred and obfuscated by the political powers (even certain American politicians are included in this) that have other intentions in trying to impose on others that which they would not accept for themselves.

Can we make a valid comparison of improbable compatibility of thought as is proffered by reader Ianus? How can we not, given that thought processed expressed by the people mentioned being validated by the excesses of power seen in the world today. That the U. N. is an enabler of such things gives further credence to the elitist mentality of those with the might can exert whatever intentions of power that is desired irrespective of the rights of the individual to freedom and liberty. There is reason for that.

Democracy as a means to govern is valid only when there is consensus of the governed to live in a way that where one's liberty ends is where another's begins. It is actually based upon a Biblical principle, a principle no longer sought out except at an individual level. Modern governments no longer seek that mindset let alone offer that willingly to their people. Secularism has one that argument for the time being.

Secularism does not work well in democracies; the democratic processes of America have proved that by leaving democracy behind for the excesses of a Roman modeled society. And that is why America is not mentioned in the Holy Bible as being the example of how the LORD will govern any society. That will fall to Israel in the future, under her King of the future.

And reader Ianus is only partly right: jihad does carry part of the day, imposing shari'a in Syria and creating the circumstances that will place Russia in a place they will regret; but there it ends. But one will not find the America we know of today, having been replaced by an entity of another mother. How that is going to work out is yet to be seen.

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