Another presidential election cycle and another round of the clichés about “spreading Democracy” and being the “beacon to the world about a true Democracy.” When this country was founded it was very clear by the founding father’s words on the dangers of a Democracy to a truly free society. Before I get into the differences of a Democracy vs. Republic I want to remind you of something just in case you are one of the ones under the belief that we are a Democracy. That reminder is very simple. “…and to the Republic for which it stands.” Going back to our founding we were always intended to be a Republic. What I want to show and point out in this article is the difference in the two systems, how we have a small form of both systems, the dangers of the systems to a free society, and the purpose of a Republic and not a Democracy
What Is The Difference In The Two Systems
In the Pledge of Allegiance we all pledge allegiance to our Republic, not to a democracy. “Republic” is the proper description of our government, not “democracy.”
A republic and a democracy are identical in every aspect except one. In a republic the sovereignty is in each individual person. In a democracy the sovereignty is in the group.
Republic. That form of government in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people, either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people, to whom those powers are specially delegated. [NOTE: The word “people” may be either plural or singular. In a republic the group only has advisory powers; the sovereign individual is free to reject the majority group-think. USA/exception: if 100% of a jury convicts, then the individual loses sovereignty and is subject to group-think as in a democracy.]
Democracy. That form of government in which the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens directly or indirectly through a system of representation, as distinguished from a monarchy, aristocracy, or oligarchy. In a pure democracy, 51% beats 49%. In other words, the minority has no rights. The minority only has those privileges granted by the dictatorship of the majority.
The Constitution guarantees to every state a Republican form of government (Article 4, Section 4). No state may join the United States unless it is a Republic. Our Republic is one dedicated to “liberty and justice for all.” Minority individual rights are the priority. The people have natural rights instead of civil rights. The people are protected by the Bill of Rights from the majority. One vote in a jury can stop all of the majority from depriving any one of the people of his rights; this would not be so if the United States were a democracy. (see People’s rights vs Citizens’ rights)
In a pure democracy 51 beats 49[%]. In a democracy there is no such thing as a significant minority: there are no minority rights except civil rights (privileges) granted by a condescending majority. Only five of the U.S. Constitution’s first ten amendments apply to Citizens of the United States. Simply stated, a democracy is a dictatorship of the majority. Socrates was executed by a democracy: though he harmed no one, the majority found him intolerable. There are many other examples of this as well and we are seeing it in the form of victimless crimes in our “for profit” prison system.
We are a Constitutional Republic as far as our rights and liberties, however, we operate under a democratic election process. This has been usurped over the decades and our officials are using the ignorance of the people to spread globalism in the form of Democracy. A Republic does not have the right, and our officials do not have the authority, to spread any form of government to any part of the world, especially at the force of our military might. This leads to the entanglement in foreign affairs that Thomas Jefferson spoke about quite often. Which takes me to what our founders had to say about Democracy.
How Our Founding Fathers Viewed Democracy
When it comes to our political elections all of a sudden the candidates like to bring up quotes about our founding fathers, but they miss the mark completely. I am certain they know this, but what sells votes more than acting on the heartstrings of the American voter’s patriotic emotions more than flags and using our founder’s name? James Madison had this to say:
“Democracy is the most vile form of government. … democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their lives as the have been violent in their deaths.”
— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the U. S.
John Adams had his thoughts on Democracy as well and saw the dangers of what it would become when he said:
“Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy; such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit, and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable [abominable] cruelty of one or a very few.”
— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot
John Adams actually had several quotes pertaining to Democracy and warnings of this type of system over the people. Adams played a key role in establishing the Republic early on and the role that the government would play in America was constantly on his mind and in his writings.
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves. Nations and large bodies of men, never.”
— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot
How Are The Elite Using Democracy Today?
Now we have the definition of Republic vs. Democracy, what the founding fathers thought of the two, but how are the elite using Democracy today? This is the telling sign to me just how dangerous a democracy is and what it can lead to. We have been sold this global agenda of spreading democracy around the world to countries that neither ask for it, nor want it. Ironically, this form of government that we insist is peaceful and necessary to maintain rights for all individuals is often times delivered by military force and conquest of the land. In fact, democracy to our leaders is so good we go half way around the world, kill the often time “democratically elected” leaders and install our regime of our choosing. All in the name of democracy and peace. This couldn’t bring anything, but the polar opposite of peace. A term many learned only a few short years ago, blowback, is the only logical conclusion to come out of force by any government.
As we march head on into the age of the New World Order it is imperative that we fight every inch of democracy as America must be destroyed from the inside, rather than the outside, for the elite to conquer the remaining superpower for their one world global governing system. The ultimate goal of theirs is to take down national and individual sovereignty to shift the powers to the globalist elite to be regulated through the United Nations.
One of the hot issues in today’s presidential election is equality and civil rights issues. A democracy form of government controlled at the hands of the elite could and is being used to destroy or limit these very issues a Republic protects inherently. One fact that is overlooked when equality is talked about is the equal rights or really natural rights to self protection. While the elite are surrounded by bodyguards with firearms for their protection we are herded like sheep to the notion that in order for society to be safe we should surrender that right. Is not equality extended and including life? Is my life not equal to natural law and natural rights as the elite? In a Constitutional Republic my rights can not be voted away regardless of ones, or a group of peoples opinion of my right. In a Democracy my rights are in the balance of a vote.
To expand on this thought farther in a Republic you have natural rights, not civil rights. We have been conditioned throughout time that we changed our future when we gave the black community equal rights and ended segregation. The truth in the matter is they had that right the whole time. It was through force of law and democracy that their natural rights, that come from our creator, not man was usurped. You can go down the line to any civil rights issue in the history of mankind and this applies. The women’s right to vote is another example. All men (term men being used not to identify gender, but used as mankind) are created equal and our rights come from our creator. We didn’t need to “vote” for these things to change. We just had to exercise what we preach. Rights are inalienable and come from a creator, not a piece of paper, or man made laws.
We have seen a gross usurping of natural right and natural law over the decades, but has really become prevalent since 9/11. The attacks on America that day opened up what many believe to be justification of giving up their rights, but there is never a reason to surrender what the creator gave you.
“Those that surrender liberties for temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor security.” – Ben Franklin
That has always been one of my favorite sayings of his as it encompasses so much and over 200 years later is more relevant than ever. Today we have people voluntarily given up what generations have sacrificed for that temporary moment of false security. Look at our highways with checkpoints in the roads stopping all vehicles without warrant or suspicion of a crime. That is a violation of the 4th amendment. The activities of the T.S.A. can fall into this category as well. The N.S.A. governmental spying program of all citizens, once again, without probable cause or reason is that feeling of false security for safety. If it is the terrorist’s objective to disrupt our way of life, take our liberties and freedoms, and keep us in constant fear, then they have clearly won as we are giving them everything they want and denying our creator’s gift to us.
We are a Republic with a democratic election process, but even that is fictitious as we have seen voter fraud run a muck of the process. This is not new, but unfortunately it is just now coming to the mainstream media’s full attention as it can no longer be covered up by Operation Mockingbird. This election cycle has exposed the corruption so openly that it can not be denied any longer, however, I have seen some even justify the actions.
Property rights, free speech in the form of free speech zones, gun rights, travel rights, and many other rights are under attack and the are under attack and being limited or abolished at the behest of our politicians instead of their protection. While the expansion of globalism is coming faster than our waves in our oceans are crashing our shores, we will see an increase in lost liberties and freedoms in the form of safety under the umbrella of Democracy. It is our responsibility, no our duty to restore the Republic because after all …”to the Republic for which it stands.”
Written by: Michael Howell
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