Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Is Democracy Good?

Kent: With our utter annihilation imminent, our federal government has snapped into action. We go live now via satellite to the floor of the United States congress.
Speaker: Then it is unanimous, we are going to approve the bill to evacuate the town of Springfield in the great state of --
Congressman: Wait a minute, I want to tack on a rider to that bill: $30 million of taxpayer money to support the perverted arts.
Speaker: All in favor of the amended Springfield-slash-pervert bill?
[everyone boos]
Speaker: Bill defeated. [bangs gavel]
Kent: I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply doesn't work.
Bill Murchinson's latest article is about this compelling issue - is Democracy good? Well he looks at what the Democrats are doing and comes to the surprising conclusion that it's a mixed blessing. I mean when you have crazy democrats and liberals trying to hold President Bush accountable for his warrantless wiretapping program or his failure to handle Hurricane Katrina, well you have to ask yourself what is the point to Democracy.

The point to government is to enact laws that will better America, and make it stronger and safer. But Democrats only want to make it worse and weaken it. The weakness of Democracy is that it allows people who have different ideas than you to participate in the process.

Now if you think you might be wrong on occasion, than having other people around might be beneficial. But when you have a program as clear cut as the Conservative Program, well that's a little different. Then it is sheer folly to allow liberals to participate. It's like knowing that 2+2=4, but being tolerant of people who think it might be 5.

This is why many conservatives have mixed feelings about Democracy. They like it when it gives the right answer, but worry about it's tendency to produce the wrong answer.

If only there were some sort of governmental system that you could be sure would always produce the right answer . . .

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