Recently, my country has general election done on 6 and 9 April, respectively. When I was a child, I take it for granted that it is right and duty of all citizens to participate in so called governmental system of democracy by voting for our leaders. However, after reflection, I just realized that the inherent weakness in this system.
You may ask what prompts me to question this system. Well, it was mentioned during sermon of my previous church but I would not care much at that time. However, I guess as you become more spiritually mature you will start to think more about major issues in this world and the root cause of such problems. Political system is only one of them.
So let’s see about democracy. It is defined by government from the people, by the people and for the people. The implication of this statement is that apparently majority of people can collectively know what kind of leader is best for them, what are the things needed to govern nation effectively, and so on.
But we also observed that people are divided based on their religions (or values), race, gender, social status, occupations, geographical settlement and so on. And each groups have their own interests which more often than not contradict with other groups. For examples:
– The riches want to have cheap labors (or cheap slaves) and easy access to natural resources. Environmentalists want protection to nature from greedy capitalists. Workers want to have minimum wage and labor laws.
– Religious people want state to enforce some aspects of morality (especially related to sexuality) whereas irreligious people generally want more sexual freedom.
– The government want taxes to be used to expand their political power by building huge military and surveillance state whereas common people want the taxes to be used for public infrastructure
Despite all these differences, how can we be sure that government elected by people can suddenly behave based on Justice and not based on some group interests? And how can government do their job effectively when people from conflicting interests are elected? How to solve such differences when each people are assigned one vote?
Democracy also has proven failed miserably in ancient times. As Good Friday are approaching, we need to remind ourselves that our Lord, Jesus Christ, was also killed by democracy. Despite all good things done to the mass like feeding the hungry, healing all sickness, all those wonderful teachings, and making sinners repented, the mass influenced by Jewish elites, shouted repeatedly in front of Roman governor, asking their own Savior to be crucified.
So, since democracy has killed the only innocent man on earth, how can then this governmental system be adopted around the world? Furthermore, how can Christians still support such governmental system when in the Scriptures most of the times the governmental system is either anarchy (before Saul was appointed by Samuel) or monarchy.
One possible cause of why this system is adopted is that the rich elites support this system. Democracy need a lot of money for political candidate for doing campaign and hence, the rich elites can buy those politicians who are willing to corporate to enrich their cronies for their campaign. Righteous people (like King David) who do not want to compromise their virtues will have no chance for being elected since they even do not have money for campaign.
Just observe that in United States (which is world largest democracy), no matter from what party the president come, their priorities will always be rich NWO elites, whether it is bank and corporate bailouts, austerity measures, global free trade, promotion of homosexuality, ‘planned’ parenthood (abortion) and so on.
However, such thing are not the intended purpose. The original government is instituted to restrain evil people to do harms and enforce Justice.
For such purpose, we should elect only the righteous person to become government officials and exclude those that are self-interested. Furthermore, to be able to run effectively, government should have absolute authority and not like democracy where different interest groups can participate in ‘coalition’ government. Such criteria can only be fulfilled by theocratic monarchy.
Now, of course, people will argue that when the King is evil then everything will also mess up. Except that the King is supposed to administer God’s Law. He is not supposed to make his own law for his self-interest. However, in this case, the flaw is not because of the system but because the individuals who do not act as the system required.
Of course, such things are past already. Thanks to the freemasonry movement, almost all theocratic monarchies has been abolished and replaced with secular democracy. And that’s enough reason for me not to participate in such system.