tzor wrote:It doesn't help that the western world pushes this notion of "democracy" which is realy putting the cart before the horse. As the Declaration of Independence states government is designed to ensure "rights" to the pepople and derive their power from the people's "consent." One can argue from there that the democratic republic is the best manner to express those rights and the consent of the people, but without the notion that government exists to secure the rights to all the people, democracy merely becomes another form of mob rule; in this case the "mob" being the majority of the moment.
Very good point.
tzor wrote:In most of the Muslim world, the ideal government is a theocracy.
I wouldn't QUITE agree with that. I think it's true of those who haven't experienced anything else (those who have lived under that law the majority of their lives). It's "what they know". It's comfortable. It fits them into their box, and they don't have to think too much that way. But I definitely would not say that it is ideal to those Muslims who have had the opportunity to live most of their lives in a westernized culture.
tzor wrote:Such things cannot be imposed from the outside; they have to own it and desire it for themselves.
This is absolutely true.