Brian Irving: Where are the protestors?

IPR writer and 2012 Libertarian Congressional candidate Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of Future of Freedom Foundation, writes what I have been thinking:

It is so amusing to see mainstream commentators condemning Egypt’s president, Mohamed Morsi, for assuming dictatorial powers. Their critiques are well-taken … But what’s amusing about the mainstreamers is how they can so quickly identify and condemn dictatorial conduct on the part of foreign rulers but maintain an absolutely obsequious blind spot when it comes to the dictatorial actions by their own ruler.

Morsi, so far, has only talked about suspending the rule of law. American presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama, have already done it, torturing and murdering even American citizens. To our shame, there have been no demonstrations and they were both re-elected.

“Democracy” isn’t worth a damn if there is no rule of law, if we merely get to “choose” which dictator will rule us.

An elective despotism was not the government we fought for. – Thomas Jefferson

2 thoughts on “Brian Irving: Where are the protestors?

  1. Jill Pyeatt

    It never ceases to amaze me how utterly hypocritical many Americans are. Do they really see the hypocrisy, and choose to ignore it, or are they really so obtuse they don’t see it? I suspect the former is often the case.

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