Endangered Species

The facts of the matter:
Democracy is better
And freedom is best.
But is it sustainable?

Even though we are
All created equal,
Some of us have evolved,
Into more equal beings.
While others have regressed.

So, to protect
The majority’s equal rights—
We must amend the laws of nature;
For their preservation.

More freedom for the more equal;
Dictates less for the rest.
For their simple brains
Can’t seem to grasp—
The concept of liberty
With responsibilities.
Their interpretation is free rein.

When uncultured beings
Have undisciplined freedom;
They tend to go extinct
And we always get stuck—
Cleaning up their mess.

By: ElRoyPoet © 2020

“Plato, one of the earliest thinkers and writers about democracy, predicted that letting people govern themselves would eventually lead the masses to support the rule of tyrants.
When I tell my college-level philosophy students that in about 380 B.C. he asked ‘does not tyranny spring from democracy’, they’re sometimes surprised, thinking it’s a shocking connection.
But looking at the modern political world, it seems much less far-fetched to me now. In democratic nations like Turkey, the U.K., Hungary, Brazil and the U.S., anti-elite demagogues are riding a wave of populism fueled by nationalist pride. It is a sign that liberal constraints on democracy are weakening.
To philosophers, the term ‘liberalism’ means something different than it does in partisan U.S. politics. Liberalism as a philosophy prioritizes the protection of individual rights, including freedom of thought, religion and lifestyle, against mass opinion and abuses of government power.”
Excerpt from Why tyranny could be the inevitable outcome of democracy

“The only consistency in the Left’s approach to the use of government power is to use that power to benefit political friends and to harm political enemies. In his book ‘Animal Farm’, George Orwell explains that the dystopia of authoritarianism is welcomed when equal protection is eroded through the expansion of government authority. Similarly, under the Biden administration, everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others.
Governments that act first to prevent domestic challenges are authoritarian and the historical norm. Governments that act first to protect individual liberty are radically rare.
No nation will remain free if its people, and particularly its leaders, are not willing to stand for the freedom of those with whom they disagree.”
Excerpt from: We are sacrificing our freedoms on the altar of partisanship

“Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that same liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the ‘general welfare of the people’. Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by [authoritarian] tyrants—to make us bondsmen.” By: Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” By: Benjamin Franklin

“My political ideal is democracy. Let every person be respected as an individual and no person be idolized.” By: Albert Einstein

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