Reverse Democracy and the new tyranny of the minority

What has American political and social theory become, today? Our traditional political and social theory, democratic republicanism, has been jettisoned and replaced by a new tyranny of the minority, or, we could say: our traditional democratic republicanism has been stood upon its head.

American Political/Social Theory:

Choose one (1):

1. Democracy: the majority rules and the minority is unprotected from the majority. (Something America has never had).

2. Republic: the majority rules and the minority is protected from the majority. (Something America has always had).

3. Reverse Democracy: the minority rules and the majority is unprotected from the minority: Example: one atheist doesn’t like a public nativity scene so no one is allowed to display one. (What America has become, today).

I’m sure we’ve all heard stories about nativity scenes being removed from town squares all across America simply because one atheist might be offended by the sight of the Holy Family at Christmastime. And we all know, too, I think, just how foolish this atheistic appeasement policy is, and how foolish it has been, for many, many years now.

SEE: Chambersburg Borough Council decides nativity scene must be removed from Memorial Square fountain area

If one gay couple wants to get married, then all citizens must redefine the word “marriage” so as to accommodate the minority gay citizens. If one woman wants to hire a man to kill her unborn baby, then all women must have abortion clinics located within their cities, towns, and villages.

Our future? FOOLISHNESS: America must self-consciously become an irreligious, godless, and immoral nation because one (1) irreligious, godless, and immoral person might exist who is offended by God and by decent, moral people.

Our future? WISDOM: America will be a religious, godly, moral nation, and will protect (and tolerate) the godless and immoral peoples (= fools) in our midst.

Which side are YOU on? Wisdom? or Foolishness?

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9 Responses to Reverse Democracy and the new tyranny of the minority

  1. Brian Fields says:

    The reason the founders of this country chose to incorporate a bill of rights is to protect it’s individual citizens from tyranny – The tyranny of the government, and the tyranny of the majority. If you want a pure democracy to include the ability to enslave your fellow citizens or force everyone to believe/think/act in the way the majority wishes, no matter what it is, then you should leave this country and found another.

  2. Leigh Tooley says:

    Wisdom, and I’m an atheist. I’m so sorry your heart is filled with so much hate.

  3. I have no heart filled with hate. I’m just saying, this is the way things are in America: upside down.

  4. Brian Fields says:

    I’m sure that people felt similarly when fighting to end slavery in America – Or the resulting civil rights legislation. “Why should we give equal rights to minorities? We are the majority!”. It’s attitudes like yours that allowed for all sorts of inequities in the past.

    Rights aren’t only for the majority OR the minority. They are for everyone. If government was allowed to intermingle with religion, there’s no guarantee it would be YOUR religion that was supported by the government. It’s for that reason that the wall of separation exists. I’m sorry that you can’t see that.

  5. SatanHimself says:

    In the Chambersburg case, the atheists did not want the creche removed, but simply wanted equal rights to share the area (with a sign celebrating winter solstice and honoring atheist veterans). But the town was afraid of the atheists and “even more odious” groups like the KKK and NAMBLA. So they shut the area down entirely, slamming the door in the face of the atheists. A church about 200 feet away took the creche and displays it annually on their private property.

    • True. I would have allowed them a symbol, but not a wordy sign.

      • SatanHimself says:

        But the rules of the venue were that displays were to be in keeping with the “war memorial” theme of the venue, so a mere symbol would have been difficult. Maybe a red letter A and a helmet (or civil war hat) perhaps?? (But most of the public would not understand the “A” without an explanation.) The more important question is, what does a nativity scene have to do with a war memorial?? (The Christians were exempted from the rule.) Signs had been displayed in the past by other groups. The atheists tried to play by the rules, but, as usual, they were treated as second-class citizens.

  6. Spanish Inquisitor says:

    Choose one (1):

    Ahh…I’ll choose #4: “The majority rules while the rights of the minority are protected. Example: Atheists object to the exclusiveness of the Nativity scene in the public square, so they are allowed, along with anyone else, to erect a scene that reflects their (lack of ) beliefs, along with their Muslim, Hindu, Native American, Buddhist and other religious friends.”

    You do realize that the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution for the primary purpose of ensuring that the majority would not use its strength to trample over the rights of minorities. Your example lends a biased view of how those rights are to be protected. In your example, the nativity scene is removed, not because one atheist insisted on it, but becuase the majority excluded the minority, or more specifically, the government allowed the majority religion to do something they would not allow a minority religion to do.. Generally those scenes are removed by court order, UNLESS, alternate and neutral rules allows everyone to participate. At that point, most whiny Christians pick up their nativity scene and go home, crying that they’ve been persecuted. They usually would rather take down their scene than allow someone to share their majority appropriated space.

    Of course, if you are in the majority (like what? 85% of the country are Christians?) your right to trample over everyone else’s rights is being infringed upon, as you see it. Unfortunately, the Founding Fathers of this country disagreed with your ilk, and they specifically put protections in place to keep people like you in check.

    Makes you feel good to know they were thinking about you, doesn’t it?

  7. Quote found on the Vietnam veterans memorial on the courthouse square in Chambersburg, PA: “No greater love has any man than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends” ~ Jesus (John 15:13). The same quote is also found on the WWI veterans memorial on the triangle at the 30E/W one way/two way split just east of downtown.

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