Saturday, July 29, 2006


This update focuses on democracy. Democracy is lauded at home and is believed by some to be the solution to foreign threats abroad. However, it can empower to tyranny and terrorism in some cases. It should be seen as a means to the end of limited government, rather than a mandate for the violation of rights or a cure for radical ideologies.

Walter Williams points out that the Founding Fathers created a republic, not a democracy.
Rep. Henry Hyde argues that democracy can lead to revolution, which is destructive.
Pat Buchanan shows that democracy does not guarantee religious freedom.
Phyllis Schlafly defends the electoral college and exposes a plot to undermine it.
Jonah Goldberg argues that having more voters isn't necessarily better.
John McManus explains the difference between a republic and democracy.

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