Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Too Much Democracy: The Problem With America
Ahhh.... THAT'S what's wrong!

Absolutely first rate article from Investor's Business Daily in it's entirety;
Liberals Say: America Has Too Much Democracy
By David Hogberg

The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen explains why President Obama hasn’t been able to ram his health care overhaul through Congress: democracy.

The baleful fact is that the country suffers from a surfeit of democracy — a gazillion interest groups, a gazillion blogs, a gazillion talk shows and all of them insisting on transparency so a gazillion eyes peer over the shoulders of politicians. The black but necessary art of politics shies from the sun. Little gets done. Backrooms have been turned into rec rooms and meetings are seminars. We are doomed. Worse, we are bored.
Why, the nerve of all those Americans! Actually demanding to know the details of a process that is creating a bill that will radically impact their lives.

Cohen isn’t an isolated example. Thomas Friedman has repeatedly gushed about China’s “reasonably enlightened” authoritarian rulers and how they are so much more effective than America’s democracy.

If conservatives disparaged democracy like Cohen and Friedman, they’d be raked over the coals, and rightly so.

But liberals against democracy have a long history. Hmm. Maybe someone should write a book about that.

2 Comments:

Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

They are all a bunch of f***ing socialists! or worse . . . Commies!
(amounts to the same thing)

6:30 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Too much??? IMHO NOT ENOUGH!!!!

5:48 PM  

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