Sunday, July 31, 2005

Justification for Replacing the Current Form of Government

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ... That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Dear Mr. Sharon,
You publicly attacked the 50,000 protesters who were willing to take time off from work, away from their day-to-day lives and in the heat and dust of the Negev, clearly demonstrated their desire for a government that reflects Jewish values, a government guided by traditional "Zionist" aspirations of the Right of the Jewish People to live in the Land of Israel. You intimated that these people are "under mining the Israeli democracry". I have news for you!

These same people clearly indicated months earlier that if the Israeli government was willing to bring the issue to the "people" via either an election or preferably a national referendum (we no longer believe in the electroral process due to dishonest politicans like yourself), with all the pain involved, in the interest of unity with the Jewish People living in the Land of Israel, they would accept the results of such a referendum.

In a true democracry, not the oligarchy dressed in "democratic clothes" we currently have, the "power" of the government comes from the "consent" of the governed. When you lose that "consent" you lose the right to govern. When the system of government, and the agencies which support and implement the policies of that government, loses the trust and belief of the people, that system and those institutions lose their legitimacy and the people have the right to replace them.

You can play the role of the "little dutch boy" and try to stop the flood and collapse of your regime by placing your Yasamnikim (Special Police Enforcement Unit, identifiable by their skinheads) fists in the cracks, but I put you on notice Mr. Sharon (and all those who support him and his like), it is only a matter of time before the entire corrupt system collapses and the Jewish People will replace it with a true democracy that also reflects the values and aspirations of the Jewish People.

P.S. As a footnote I just noticed Professor Eidelberg's essay on this same issue, quoting this same source.