Friday, January 13, 2006

The Veneer of Democracy

Thoughts for the weekend…

We have a representative republic because our founders were enlightened men… Men who realized that the rule of law, freedom of expression and a right to privacy were logical foundations for government.

Iraq will only have the veneer of democracy – because their rulers still subscribe to the absolute infallibility of revealed truth – through religion.

Iraq's leaders will make the noises they need to appease the west – and the U.S. in particular. But once we leave, things will go down-hill… This will happen no matter when we leave, so we might as well start now and save some American lives.

3 comments:

Intellectual Insurgent said...

You said, "Once we leave, things will go downhill." Can you tell me when it was ever going uphill? :-)

Reign of Reason said...

Yeah... I didn't mean to imply that things were going well now...

I guess if you look at 1-2 days after the fall -- things looked good then!

Intellectual Insurgent said...

Looked good to whom? To the US?