The U.S. has always been very open about their disdain for democracy. This loathing of democratic principles has been part of the very fabric of this nation since day one. Just read John Adams’ reasons for restricting democracy or James Madison’s ideas on “protecting the opulent minority against the tyranny of the majority”.
In November 2023, former Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum reacted to Ohioans voting in favor of legalizing marijuana and enshrining the right to abortion in the state constitution by complaining against the pure democracy form of government.
I don’t know what they were thinking, but that’s why I thank goodness that most of the states in this country don’t allow you to put everything on the ballot. Because pure democracies are not the way to run a country.
Those are the words of a former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate!!
It’s not often that you see the ruling class of this country complain openly against “democracy,” yet that’s exactly what the former Senator did.
He’s not alone, of course. In 2020, a U.S. Senator Mike Lee from Utah published the following tweet:
We’re not a democracy.
The next day Lee published the following statement:
Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prosperity are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.
Let’s now look at the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson. John gave the following statement at the First Baptist Church of Haughton, Louisiana, in 2019:
By the way, the United States is not a democracy. Do you know what a democracy is? Two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner. You don’t want to be in a democracy. Majority rule: not always a good thing,
When Madison wrote his famous statement that the “Landholders ought … to be so constituted as to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.”, he explained exactly how to do it:
The senate, therefore, ought to be this body.Madison, Federal Convention, June 26, 1787
So, It should surprise no one to see how U.S. Senators truly feel about the democratic process.
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Also, never forget Weyrich: If We Stop Them From Voting, We Win!