Egypt Gets a New Dictator like the Old Dictator

“The Who” sung about it, warned about it, and Egypt got it:

Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss.

Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi “issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year's uprising.” He “also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly.”
Egypt is much like the United States. We got the leader we voted for. In the case of Egypt, the nation got what the nation protested to get. This is not to say that the former president was any better. He wasn’t. But in the end, it all comes down to the people and what they expect the State to do in their name.

A few years ago, I wrote the following about the forced Democracy imposed on the Iraqi people in the name of war:

“The talk from both ends of the political spectrum is that democracy’ will cure the ills of Iraq, Iran, and the surrounding Muslim nations. What if the ‘liberated’ people of Iraq, with their newly acquired right to vote, decide that they want a Taliban-style social and political system whose goal is to defeat the infidel West and impose Sharia law on all Muslims? Democracy in the hands of wild-eyed fanatics is perilous. They will use the democratic process to deny the democratic process once they gain power through the democratic process.”

What’s true of the people generally is also true of those who finally get into power. They ride the wave of popular sentiment, but in the end you never know what you’re going to get because people can’t be trusted with power.

“In questions of power,” Benjamin Franklin wrote, “let no more be heard of confidence in man but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution.” But even that’s not enough.

Please don’t misunderstand what I am saying. There are democratic elements in our constitutional system, but these are balanced with courts and elected representatives. Moreover, western-style democratic principles are built on the remnants of a Christian moral order. Self-government under God’s government tempered the potential harmful effects of a pure democracy that could be manipulated by evil men.

Attempts to export our political form without the worldview that gives it its heart will lead to unintended consequences. Democracy in the Mideast will only lead to the imposition of the prevailing worldview that is anti-Christian and anti-Western.

“There is,” in the words of James Madison, a “degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust.” Madison speaks of the “caprice and wickedness of man,” and of the “infirmities and depravities of the human character.”

In this respect, there is little difference between Barack Obama and Mohammed Morsi. While President Obama would like to impose his will on Congress[1], and there are millions of voters that would support him, there are a number of obstacles in his way.

But we are only a few steps from populace anarchy. A political “Black Friday” of pushing and shoving to get the latest “free” government is always just ahead.

Notes:
  1. Now, on other hand, as President, I cannot just impose my will on Congress — the Congress of the United States — even though sometimes I wish I could.” []

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  • James White, M.D.

    These words are prophetic. Any of the endangered species known as "thoughtful intelligent Americans" should pay great heed, here. A sad truism is that "leadership is only the mirror of the populace." It has been otherwise stated as "people get the government they deserve." Jefferson wrote that one of his greatest fears was that "God's justice would not sleep forever." Perhaps the human animal is not capable of sustaining that which is in its own best collective interest, due to the individual greed that infects the individual man. We must not abandon our efforts to reconquer "the truth, the light and the way", fellow Americans, but always remember that we might be banging our heads upon a rocky eternal truth. Pax vobiscum.

    • TheSunDidIt

      The problem is when you're NOT the idiot but, the idiots out-vote you. That is why we're a REPUBLIC and not a DEMONcracy. We STILL have rights despite the best efforts of this and previous administrations.

      • grassroot

        But are losing them almost daily, and at this rate we will be like European
        countries, or worse.

    • grassroot

      God says in Second Chron. 13-14 " If my people , who are called by MY name, shall

      humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;

      then shall i hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and HEAL their land.

      Notice He says MY people to repent. Not those who are un-believers, but those who

      are " called by his name." It is up to those of us who are purported to be Christians

      to do the first work of the the beginning of the healing. We have been punished by

      this scourge on our land and consequently on ourselves, by allowing the evil of
      abortion, for one, to be practiced in our land.

  • Justintime

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    • TheSunDidIt

      And you all thought the "Klan" and "Black Panthers" were bad groups. They're both mild compared to these guys AND the Federal Reserve.

    • lew

      ANYONE getting their facts From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia needs help with the real world! TRY to understand this! ANYONE can post on Wikipedia! NO FACTS NEEDED!

  • Justintime

    He is appointed by those who allowed him to rise to power

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05R_Ehwt7FI&feature=related

    • Nacho Daddy

      Much like here.

      • http://www.facebook.com/alan.scher.35 Alan Scher

        Executive order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.scher.35 Alan Scher

    Right out of the Obama playbook.

    • grassroot

      Or, the " radical left's alinsky collapse the system playbook."

  • william'

    You know who will follow in his foot steps.

  • Raymond

    The United States of America passed away on November 6, 2012 with an almost silent whimper. She was 236 years old. The grand old lady died of neglect, stupidity, arrogance and pure abuse at the hands of both her leaders and its ignorant populace. She will be survived by the Socialist Democratic Republic of Obamerica or SDRO.

    Also killed in this same massive, catastrophic, progressive wreck were personal freedoms, American values, exceptionalism, The Constitution, economic growth, conservatism, fiscal sanity, American unity, free markets, life's sanctity, marriage between man and woman, Republicanism, free will, self-reliance and many more are so mutilated as to be unrecognizable any longer.

    Born: July 04, 1776
    Died: November 06, 2012.........

    • TheSunDidIt

      I say it died from selfishness. Look at all the issues. EVERY ONE OF THEM boils down to selfishness.

    • Susitna

      I still see only one way out..........the cavalry heading to the White House. The French call it coup d'état. It must be very depressing for our men and women to fight for someone else's freedom, come back home, sometimes one limb missing, to find their own country destroyed and ruled by an Anti-American Muslim.
      I also died on November 6th 2012 by a heart attack.

    • gnafuasusual

      Raymond, I always read what you have to say because you write intelligent thoughts. I do agree that we 'stand to lose' all of the freedoms you mention. However, I have been reaching out my hands and touching the face of God for many years. That alone has given me the power and strength to keep fighting for our freedoms, our Liberty. I won't stop until there is no more. My first husband was AF, first a right gunner on B-29s during Korean War then onto SAC and ADC. My second husband, retired Army CID Agent and later, professor of Human Behavior and Forensic Criminology. It's in my blood to never give up until...there is no more. I have a sneaking suspicion that you are made from the same cloth and will not give up. November 6th was a "bump in the road." Until December 12th, I think, the Electoral College will meet and decide who will be the next President of the United States. If enough people will read how the Electoral College works and some background information about four presidents who were elected by Electoral College votes and not the Popular votes, this will give some idea about how we The People can write/fax our Secretary of State (each State's Secretary) and ask them to save our America. It's worth the time and letter/fax to at least try. Have you a better idea?

  • TheSunDidIt

    No difference in these cretins than the demoncrats who plan to remove all real resistance to their dictates (legally or illegally, they don't care).

  • edc

    This is the same thing that happened in Cuba, we helped Castro overthrow Batista and then Castro showed his true communist colors and began purging the country of real patriots and Christians.

  • http://twitter.com/knussel Babsan

    That's Obama's wish for them.The Muslim Brotherhood are his buddies and also in WH and Homeland Security here in The U.S

  • tod

    God chooses all our leaders,and the Only thing that can stop it is for all of you repenting from your blending of Christianity and paganism celebrating under every green tree on every high hill calling it Christmas,when the Bible clearly tells us to celebrate God's Annual Festivals forever,even after his return.Not changing around the letters of Satan and change it to Santa and placing our children onto drugged up, drunken pedophiles laps of strangers.Commercializing Jesus birth would not be on the top of Jesus list,it wouldn't even make the list. To you who have ears,hear this if you,want to know the true teachings of our Bibles by every word of the Bible and God for a change go to lcg.org and start by clicking on Sermons and start by listening to one of Roderick C.Meredith's sermon or two.All the sermons are good but Mr.Meredith is the first person I heard when after looking for the church of the living God from our Bibles for almost 60 years till I finally found it.I probably been to one of your churches as I searched but ,always seen things done in your churches that didn't match our bibles till I found the Living Church of God that goes by every word of God.It took me almost my whole life to find it,and all you have to do is click on it and take the time to watch a few sermons to find out for yourselves what the Bible really teaches us clearly.The Bible tells us to look for Jesus with all your hearts and soul,I'm making it easy for you to find him ! Just by clicking on lcg.org better hurry the end is really getting close .

    • tod

      And that's not counting your Pagan Sunday first day of the week Worshipping,and if you don't think Sunday is the first day of the week you better look at your calendars again .WAKE UP take off your veils.Use common sense even the days of the week are named after Gods,like Thursday is named after Thor,and only day of rest Saturday comes from the word Sabbath,not a God. Warning Nobody goes to God unless he calls you,so this is to those of you still have ears that hear.The rest of you God gives you a another chance later.

      • tod

        Try watching Mr.Roderick C.Meredith sermon Last Great Day at lcg.org for what the Bible really tells us,if you still have ears that hear.

  • fcsuszka

    "Egypt Gets a New Dictator like the Old Dictator"
    And we in America get the same thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    This is the man that the ayatollah barack hussein (I wish I could use my middle name)(muslim) obama put into power by giving the terrorists guns to overthrow the government of Egypt. He has helped his buddy, the muslim brotherhood henchman to become the Dictator of Egypt. This is the man that is going to destroy the pyramids and all the history of Egypt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.joseph.35 Peggy Joseph

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS POS IN OUR OVAL OFFICE IS GOING TO PULL, AND DON'T LOOK TO CONGRESS TO STOP IT...........THEY DON'T HAVE THE POWER, THIS PIECE OF NO GOOD GARBAGE WILL DO AN EXE ORDER!!!!!

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    Populace anarchy or marshal law with permanent 'emergency powers' for life. Either way would have a large portion of the population dancing in the streets. Right after they riot and loot everything in sight.