Rescuing America's Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality

Rescuing America s Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality At the time of the founding of America many people even several of the Founding Fathers were very doubtful that a democratic form of government could survive Such a form had rarely existed and in t

  • Title: Rescuing America's Democracy From Its Collapsing Morality
  • Author: Savannah Jordan
  • ISBN: 1891029754
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • At the time of the founding of America, many people, even several of the Founding Fathers, were very doubtful that a democratic form of government could survive Such a form had rarely existed and in the few instances where it had, with the exception of a very limited number of extremely small countries, it had collapsed into anarchy The ordinary people of those democraci At the time of the founding of America, many people, even several of the Founding Fathers, were very doubtful that a democratic form of government could survive Such a form had rarely existed and in the few instances where it had, with the exception of a very limited number of extremely small countries, it had collapsed into anarchy The ordinary people of those democracies lost the ability to control themselves, to see where their rights ended and their neighbors rights began They succumbed to the powerful, basic passions of wanting things their way with callous disregard for the rights of others Invariably this necessitated the emergence of a dictator to restore order The chaotic the society, the brutal the means employed by the dictator to suppress the anarchy.But there was something extraordinary about America It was a harsh, untamed frontier that required of its inhabitants cooperation and hard work for survival, but importantly the early settlers brought with them a radical new view of human nature Like so many of that era they were driven by the belief that humanity had a destiny to lead a moral life, but unlike most, they proclaimed that the ordinary people, without the aid of ritual or relics or a prince or a priesthood class, could ascertain for themselves the path to a moral life They asserted that this could be achieved, not only by their own reading and interpreting of the bible, but also by

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