Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Most Americans Agree

Many Americans feel they are free, simply because their elected Congressman votes for or against specific bills - and they have the right to vote every two years to keep him/her in office. Every four years they can vote for President and every six for one of their two Senators.

Unfortunately, voting does not equal freedom. They voted in the U.S.S.R., and they still vote in Iran; yet few Americans would classify either of those voters as "Free".

Our founding Fathers were quite fearful of a majority rule, and put together our Constitution specifically to keep the majority from taking away the rights of the minority.

The argument "Most Americans agree", usually followed by "with our President" or "in this poll" should be discarded from every debate you hear on the streets, supermarkets and Internet chat rooms. It is a meaningless and uneducated statement that simply allows the person to participate in a debate they are unwilling to prepare themselves.

"Most Americans agree" is the false belief, created by our public schools and repeated by the media relentlessly, that we live in a Democracy. We don't and never have. We live in a Republic and have specific rights outlined by our Constitution. I beg all of you to stop using this neanderthal argument during debates.

Speak for yourself, and if unable to, then educate yourself first.

1 comment:

  1. I love this line, "Speak for yourself, and if unable to, then educate yourself first."