While New York Times, despite its liberalism, is probably the best news source in the United States and possibly the world, its comments section tend to be dominated by extremely saccarine liberals who make me feel queasy.
I mean comments such as these:
Liberals and “progressives” are needless to say not consistent on this. After all if a state such as California bans gay marriage in a democratic referendum or as in many states restricts abortion by acts of a democratically elected legislature, they will desire the courts to overturn such acts.
So would you or not agree that the most important quality of a government is not democracy but rather a constitutional regime which protects the political, personal, and economic freedoms of the people? The two are not synonymous-most ancient democracies such as Athens were essentially mob rule where people whose ideas were not liked such as Socrates were liable to be persecuted. On the other hand, while Imperial Germany was not a democracy (the monarch having the power to appoint the Chancellor), it was a constitutional regime in that basic freedoms were guaranteed to people.
This is not a thread, however, to discuss whether the Muslim Brotherhood will simply be an exponent of mob rule or will be a government that guarantees freedoms.