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Monday, March 11, 2013

OGS-SILENTCRIMES: Peter Landy: Ron Paul's 10 Principles Of A Free Society: What is Liberal Democracy

OGS-SILENTCRIMES: Ron Paul's 10 Principles Of A Free Society: The Good Doctor left a prescription of ten principles for us to follow in order to remedy our ailing country and communities. Without a...

I'm going to start off this post not trying to sound partisan in an ideological sense which is different then being partisan in a party sense. But Progressives not all but a good deal of them have the sense that Democracy is about voting and majority rule. That if fifty percent or more says this is what we should be doing a country state, country etc then thats Democracy. So if fifty percent of the country plus one or more says free speech is dangerous and therefore it should be outlawed. Or gun rights or religion, whatever the case is, privacy and property rights are also good examples. Then the majority should rule and these rights or just one or some of them should be outlawed to protect the will of the people and so. Fourth and that things like requiring a two thirds in both chambers of Congress to amend or eliminate parts of the. US Constitution are somehow undemocratic and that the US Senate which happens to be the upper chamber. Of the US Congress is somehow undemocratic because it requires super majorities to pass certain things like treaties as well as constitutional amendments. This might be a form of Democracy but its not Liberal-Democracy its what's known as Majoritarian-Democracy which is different.

People tend to forget that Adolph Hitler became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany by Democratic means. By majority vote or his party had the most members of in the Federal Parliament there. But anyone on a two month drinking binge knows that Adolph Hitler was no Democrat and. Certainly not a Liberal-Democrat, he was simply smart enough to know that he could come to power in Germany and pass his racist Nazi agenda through Majoritarian-Democratic means . What Liberal-Democracy is, its about individual freedom and constitutional rights for the individual. And that these things always have to be protected and respected under law, even when and if they were to become. Unpopular or with a large minority of people who believe they should be thrown out. Liberal-Democracy at its core is individualistic, that we the people are entitled to basic rights that can never be. Taken away from us as long as we aren't hurting innocent people with what we are doing. Liberal-Democracy goes to the heart of why I'm a. Liberal-Democrat and a big part of what I blog about.

That we the people are entitled to life, freedom, property rights that we are able to keep what we make and produce. At least a large percentage of that and be able to keep what we obtain in life and that we can live our own lives as we see fit. As long as we aren't hurting any innocent people with what we are doing and for me at least it starts with the first amendment. And then goes to right to privacy, which also covers property rights and every other right thats guaranteed to us by the US Constitution. Thats what it means to live in a Liberal-Democracy, not Majoritarian or Social-Democracy.