27 May 2018

A Friend's Thoughts on the Evils of Democracy (And Mine!)

I had been planning a post on democracy after the Irish vote that 'legalised' the brutal murder of the unborn, and my friend, Timothy's Facebook post gave me the impetus to write it.

Many, many years ago, I was in an accelerated program to finish high school. In order to amass the necessary credits, I took a correspondence course in 'civics' or American government. I was set an essay question on 'democracy'. Even at that young age, I had realised that democracy is an essentially evil system. I pointed out that in a democracy, whether it starts out that way or not, the system inevitably comes to accept the maxim, Vox populi, vox Dei, that is 'The voice of the people is the voice of God'. (My instructor, who coincidentally turned out to be the man who hired me for my first job after I graduated high school, said that whilst he disagreed with me, I had presented my case well and gave me a mark of A+ on the essay.)

That was proven in Ireland on Friday. Bunreacht na hÉireann, the Constitution of Ireland, as written, is a gem of Catholic Social Teaching. It opens with a Preamble, 'In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,...'. It is replete with Catholic Social Teaching especially in the constitution of Seanad Éireann (the Senate), Articles 18 and 19, and the Directive Principles of Social Policy, Article 45.

When the Constitution was written, in 1937, it was not thought necessary to ban abortion. No civilised State allowed it, no Christian Church approved of it, it was recognised throughout the civilised world as murder. However, by the 1970s, child murder was becoming accepted and approved throughout the previously civilised world. As a result, the people of Ireland, by a 2 to 1 margin inserted Article 40.3.3 or the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in 1983. It did not completely ban abortion, but it did put such restrictions on the procedure that it was almost impossible for an Irishwoman to obtain one in the Republic.

Whilst this was, obviously, admirable and to the credit of the Irish people, it also indicates the extreme problem with democracy. If a people can ban abortion by vote, they have already implicitly recognised that another vote can overturn that ban, which is exactly what happened on Friday.

I would suggest that the Irish Republic seriously consider repealing the Preamble to the Constitution, since they have made it abundantly clear through their evil democratic system that they serve Satan and not '(T)he Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must be referred,...'.

And, my friend, Timothy's, reflections on the problem,

So, if there was ever a clear argument against democracy, it's the Irish abortion referendum.
Ireland just put a matter of absolute morality to a democratic vote, and the result clearly shows the flaw of the democratic process.
But even if the "no" vote had won, it's still a problem that the vote existed in the first place.
Morality is not a matter of opinion, nor is it something that can be changed by a majority opinion. Morality comes from God, and from God alone.
Democracy is a system where morality flows from the bottom up. It therefore inherently removes God from the system.
For God to influence legislated morality in a nation (as He should), power must flow from the top down.

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