Thursday, June 25, 2009

Are Americans Weaker Than the People of Iran?

An excellent question by Fabius Maximus. A good read, but I'm afraid the answer may be "yes". However, you should read what he has to say.

Montesquieu said that a democracy which was too large would die from a thousand special interests. Though America's federal government was created as a federal republic and never intended to be a democracy, that's what we became with the 17th Amendment. Now, it seems, we're just proving him right. We've been divided and conquered by race, gender, class, and a variety of other interest groups. No one cares about what's best for everyone anymore; they're willing to tear other groups down because they believe that lifts their group up. Like this:

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