Republican senator says ‘democracy isn’t the objective’ of US system

Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee tweeted on October 8th as reported by The Guardian:

“Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prosperity are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.”

Senator Lee, you can have “liberty, peace, and prosperity” under communism or a dictatorship.

What is it about American democracy that you do not like?

Maybe the answer is in the adjective “rank” that you use with the word democracy.

Which one of these definitions of “rank” do you mean, Senator Lee?

  1. growing with excessive luxuriance; vigorous and tall of growth.
  2. having an offensive smell or taste.
  3. utter; absolute.
  4. highly offensive to one’s moral sense; disgusting.
  5. grossly coarse or vulgar.

I suspect, Senator Lee, that you meant both “utter; absolute” and “growing; vigorous”.

However, the other definitions also seem to fit your opinion.

Is this what you really meant to say?

“An utter, absolute, growing and vigorous democracy has an offensive taste that is not in the best interest of the American people who should consider it disgusting, vulgar, and morally offensive to their desire for liberty, peace, and prosperity.”

Is that what you believe, Senator Lee.

You have some explaining to do.

We the People

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