The DISSENTING DEMOCRAT favors Governments based on the people’s will as expressed in open free elections. However, elections are tools of a democracy and not it’s purpose. It behooves us to recall that Adolf Hitler gained power through an election. Looking back we wish the German people and military would have revoked the election that gave the government to the Nazis.
Islamism is the enemy of freedom and equality, it threatens the lives and liberty of any nation and its dedication to Jihad threatens all peoples and nations. We therefore applaud the popular uprising and military coup that saved Egypt from Islamism as we would support any uprising and coup in the United States that would depose a Christian Fundamentalism (“Christianism”) if it should threaten to assume total power. The counting of the votes of a majority is but a mechanism to make decisions, it should never overwhelm the maintenance of Freedom.
Update on Egypt from REUTERS (July 5, 2013)
Egypt’s leading left-wing politician endorsed military intervention to oust elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and said he expected a short transition to a new democratic president and parliament.
Hamdeen Sabahi, leader of the Popular Current movement, who came third in last year’s presidential election, said the army had implemented the will of the people and was not seeking power for itself.
“This action has led to a reconciliation between the people and the army after a long time of estrangement,” he told Reuters in an interview on Friday as pro- and anti-Mursi demonstrators clashed in central Cairo.
Those who called Mursi’s removal this week a military coup were insulting the Egyptian people, who had turned out in their millions to demand his ouster, Sabahi said.
He called for former U.N. nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei, a prominent liberal politician, to be appointed prime minister for an interim period he hoped would not last longer than six months until an amended constitution was in place.
The armed forces suspended the constitution, placed Mursi in detention and appointed the head of the supreme constitutional court, Adli Mansour, as interim head of state.