Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Meaning of Freedom

One of the reasons I am supporting Ron Paul for president is his message. Too often politics have boiled down to promises. Each candidate seems to make bigger and bigger promises. For Ron Paul he seems to be content, not to make promises, but simply to proclaim the message of freedom and liberty, the way our founding fathers intended it to be. I want to encourage you consider the message of Dr. Paul. Let me direct you to an article he wrote for his website:
The problem is that democracy is not freedom. Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with real freedom. Our founding fathers clearly understood this, as evidenced not only by our republican constitutional system, but also by their writings in the Federalist Papers and elsewhere. James Madison cautioned that under a democratic government, “There is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the obnoxious individual.” John Adams argued that democracies merely grant revocable rights to citizens depending on the whims of the masses, while a republic exists to secure and protect pre-existing rights. Yet how many Americans know that the word “democracy” is found neither in the Constitution nor the Declaration of Independence, our very founding documents?


Read What Does Freedom Really Mean? and ponder whether or not he is right.

1 comment:

Pete Moss said...

Too bad for a lot of people it didn't protect pre existing conditions.

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