MY TWO SENSE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND A DEMOCRACY by JUST ME
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC AND A DEMOCRACY
by JUST ME
September 5, 2013
It’s unfortunate that many Americans do not know their nation’s history, their Founding Documents, or the extent of their intrinsic rights. Many, if not most, people believe America is a Democracy and know nothing about our Constitutional Republic form of government. The differences may be subtle, but the consequences are major.
The United States Constitution, given to us by the Founders, was intended to be a contract between the Founders and We, the People. It is NOT, and never has been an agreement between that Document and the ruling elite, the federal government. Nowhere, within the Constitution, is the word “democracy” used, yet even those who should know better continue to mistakenly refer to our form of government as a Democracy. Is that purposeful and to some nefarious end? Who knows, but I suspect that those who should know better, do know better! The Founders understood that Democracy is a dangerous form of government in that it grants the balance of power to the central government and not to the People. By design, a Democracy is open to unbridled corruption, oppression of the people, and it is always the stepping-off point to socialism, communism, or any other kind of “ism” there is. The fact that there is so little outrage over such widespread government corruption reflects that when a people see themselves without options, they accept what they otherwise would not tolerate.
Our Founders gave us a set of principles, guidelines, and responsibilities by which we are to live if we wish to remain free. Those principles give full authority to We, the People and none to the government to the extent it has become today. Our US Constitution tells Americans that it is our duty to remove and replace those representatives who do not stand for the principles and guidelines the Founders provided. Furthermore, We, the People, are held accountable for the well-being of our own freedom, and we are the watchdogs and caretakers of freedom’s future. Not only are we responsible for the freedom of future generations, we owe a great deal to all those who have given their lives in the fight for liberty then and now. President Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, said; “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. . . (and) to the unfinished work which they who . . . gave the last full measure of devotion . . . we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Lincoln pointed out a truism that is timeless. Americans have, and will continue to give, their lives in the name of freedom. When Americans turn a blind eye to that truth, when they disregard the fact that freedom has a cost, and when they mock respect for US soldiers, past and present, they are, at the same time, spitting on the graves of those who gave their lives for the freedom all enjoy today!
The Founders also gave us a process by which to add, remove, or change Amendments, within the Constitution, when and if the People ever see fit. That process was not given to the government, and the government is not legally entitled to circumvent the Constitution whenever it pleases. They gave us three branches of government to act as checks and balances so that one branch does not become more powerful than the others. Today, the Executive Branch operates, on its own, regardless of the principles and guidelines the Founders gave us and which were and are meant to hold the leaders accountable. Just remember that it is the People who have the authority, as well as the responsibility to throw off tyranny and oppression. This Administration will not stop of its own volition until it has complete control and has achieved the “fundamental transformation of America.”
In essence, the United States Constitution, is being shredded by this Administration’s illegal Executive Orders, the removal of America’s right to due process, and the extermination of American citizens without proof of guilt. None of these action are about national security. It is about national control.
American “Extremism”? (grumpyelder.com) A MUST READ
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A New Constitution? … J. D. Longstreet (constitutionclub.org) A MUST READ
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