Saturday, January 12, 2008

Democracy is the problem. Not the solution.

Comments of US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr Jendayi Frazer, were recently reported as "a diplomatic warning shot to Kenya, saying it will stop conducting “business as usual” if the current political crisis persists. "

In the same article she is quoted,
“We are convinced that Kenyans will achieve this [find a resolution of the crisis], and that the country will emerge out of this crisis a stronger and more democratic society,”

But much of the problem in Kenya arises from an overly democratic process of presidential elections. Odinga knows, even admist fresh violence, he can force a terrified populace back to the polls. If a similar situation occurred in these United States of America, then between the electors, the House of Representatives, and the Vice President, we would still have a constitutional officer in the role of President. And, any thugs that continued to incite "imminent lawless action" could be arrested.


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