Friday, July 5, 2013

To Alter or Abolish

Mr. Obama has once again shown how jarringly out of step he is with American ideals in his comments to Egypt yesterday. "The United States continues to believe firmly that the best foundation for lasting stability in Egypt is a democratic political order with participation from all sides and all political parties," His urging to restore leadership to a democratically elected government not only presumes that democracy is the form of government the people of Egypt want, but hints that he would rather like to see his muslim brotherhood compatriot Mr. Morsi reinstated.
This statement: "Obama said the United States expects the military to "ensure the rights" of Egyptian citizens "during this uncertain period." indicates a fundamental lack of understanding of the American ethos. One that, sadly, is shared by too many Americans.

 We just finished celebrating Independence day in America. It is a day that commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This document recognizes that both the form and authority of government comes from the people and that the people are to be those who decide their form of government. Should this apply to Egypt? In my opinion, BECAUSE I am an American, it should. To quote the D.O.I. "--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."  However, I recognize that the people of Egypt are adults who can make their own decisions. Perhaps, at this point, they would prefer a military dictatorship or even some sort of monarchy. The point is it is up to them to decide. At least by my uniquely American understanding.

In the opinion of the founders of this nation,  a democracy is less desirable than any other form of government because it provides the least stability. It is mob rule rather than rule of law. So to see the usurper who is sitting in the seat of the POTUS urging the citizens of another nation, who have just stepped up to the plate of designing their own government, to adopt a democratic form of government is appalling. He might as well be saying, yes, set yourselves up for failure, so that I can assist my good buddies in the muslim brotherhood into power again.
"And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do." ~ Gen 41:55

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