Suicide of a Democracy
John Adams, once said, "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
While prophetic in his words, with respect to all democracies, what was he referring to by the above statement? In a letter between John Adams, and his wife Abigail, he wrote the following:
“I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. … Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves. Nations and large bodies of men, never.”
Was Adams referring to the government's collective ambition to secure more power for itself? Their inability to give control of government back to the people to whom they govern?
If the government lockdowns during the Covid crisis were a test of the ability of the government to return the power back to the people the government has surely failed. After spending over a year wearing a face mask to do simple tasks, and many businesses requiring employees to wear one. We find out that the engineer of the masking fiasco, Anthony Fauci emailed a colleague to tell them that face masks purchased at the store were ineffective in stopping the spread of the virus.
Hospitals had restrictions on allowing visitors to their sick and elderly, and many died without being able to say goodbye to loved ones. Many sick and elderly confined to nursing homes died alone.
Businesses were closed, and many business owners lost their ability to keep their businesses solvent during the Covid scare. Several were jailed at the behest of their governors for trying to keep their business open.
Government overreach over a virus, whose main target was the elderly and those who had comorbid health issues. For the normal population, the mortality rate was less than 2%. While Covid was a horrible virus to acquire, it was not the death sentence the media predicted.
However, while all this was transpiring, our government was placing more restrictions on everyone. To the writing of this article members of Congress who acquired the vaccine are allowed to enter the halls of congress while those who have not, are required to wear a mask. Remember the architect Anthony Fauci already claimed masks were not effective. So there remain several questions that a curious mind would want to know.
If people are vaccinated, then why would they fear those who are not? If the vaccine is effective as the manufacturers of the vaccine claim, what do those who have received the vaccine fear?
Where is common sense when it comes to the government and their over-reach?
Should the United States be placed on suicide watch?
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