Tag Archives: Democracy

French mob does what French mobs do

Or should we say “the Paris mob” instead? Since about 1787 or so, mobs have been a seemingly inescapable part of the French system of government. Regardless of what they call it: democracy, republic, empire, monarchy. Fairly frequently, the streets … Continue reading

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“We’re a democracy” – except when we ain’t

We hear all the time how these United States are a “democracy,” and the importance of “one-person, one-vote;” we know that people worship (or claim to worship) democracy. There is, of course, a constant, growing demand for popular election of … Continue reading

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Hated ideas: The evils of democracy

Local, State, federal, world… today, and for a century-plus, we have been told that “democracy” is a good thing – and the only legitimate form of government. We are being treated (and threatened) with that today, both with the upcoming … Continue reading

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A fa├žade of “democracy”

The next time you drive past what looks like a brick building or house under construction, stop and look carefully. Is it really a brick house, in which the brick is an integral part of the structure, supporting the roof … Continue reading

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Who’s in charge, anyhow?

Although this is usually (for us here at TPOL) a rhetorical spiritual question, it doesn’t hurt to ask it regarding politics and liberty, now and then. Who is really running things? The thought this time is triggered by a blogger … Continue reading

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Constitution is “anti-democratic.” Really?

It appears that Politico, that epitome of biased, government-lusting “journalism” has published an editorial that the United States Constitution of 1787, as amended, is un- and anti-democratic. They are far from alone in that. As a result, many so-called “Conservatives” … Continue reading

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Both the old parties are bad, but…

There IS a difference, at least in 2022. (At least in some leaders/members/supporters of each party.) Let me explain. For years and years, many Libertarians – especially during political campaigns, have gleefully pointed out that “there ain’t a dime’s difference … Continue reading

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Scum rises to the top

Years ago I knew an Army First Sergeant who rejected one of the most common informal names for the people in his position. He refused to be called “Top” or “Top Soldier” because, he was fond of saying, “scum rises … Continue reading

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We agreed… for a few seconds

As reported by the Daily Mail this last weekend, the most disliked VPOTUS in history (lower than Aaron Burr?) said that American democracy is the worst threat to national security, along with climate change. And apparently with those who disagree … Continue reading

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Race to the bottom – American tyranny

As we enter the last quarter of Calendar Year 2021 and the Fiscal New Year of the FedGov (2022), we need to consider some of these things. Readers and friends know that I am very much an enemy of democracy. … Continue reading

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