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Democracy is Dead

Wed, Dec 13, 2000 04:14PM -0600

So it's come to this, has it? Like the Romans before us, we have come to value stability over the sanctity of our Constitution and the rights that it expresses. By not defending the sovereign rights of individuals, the Supreme Court has sacrificed all the ideals this nation stands for. The words of Thomas Jefferson echo in my head. "Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain Security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." The men and women who paid the ultimate price for Freedom are surely rolling in their graves. The Fascists and the Communists are probably laughing their asses off right now.

This is much greater than just George W Bush winning the election. I'm sure even some Republicans are freaking out. Their greatest principles have been compromised. Instead of being against Big Government, they have relied on it for victory. Instead of believing in the sovereignty of the individual and in state's rights, they have espoused federalism. If you're a real Republican, I think you would vomit in disgust at this travesty.

So now what? Will the American Empire stand strong? We might even reign for centuries, much as the Romans and the British did before us. But the cost is grave. Democracy has at last been defeated. And the hard thing is that not everyone mourns it's passing.

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