Todd Weber's Random Thoughts

December 11, 2010

Democracy Threatened

Filed under: Politics — tkweber @ 8:40 am

“The inability of democratic assemblies to carry out  what seems to be a clear mandate of the people will inevitably cause dissatisfaction with democratic institutions…The conviction grows that if effective planning is to be done, the direction must be ‘taken out of politics’ and placed in the hands of experts – permanent officials or independent autonomous bodies.”

“The belief is becoming more and more widespread that, if things are to get done, the responsible authorities must be freed from the fetters of democratic procedure…Hitler did not have to destroy democracy; he merely took advantage of the decay of democracy and at the critical moment obtained the support of many to whom, though they detested Hitler, he yet seemed the only man strong enough to get things done.” (F.A. Hayek, “The Road to Serfdom,” pp. 104, 108)

I fear that such conditions are imminent in the U.S. and, if realized, will result in revolution and the loss of liberty. We must return to the core principles of the Constitution, reduce the size, scope and authority of government, and restore individual liberty and responsibility if we are to remain a free society.

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