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WE DO NOT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2012 by bearsearspatriots

AMERICA IS NOT A DEMOCRACY

I believe if you were to ask any number of Americans the question, “What type of government does America have?” you would be surprised at the large number of Americans that would answer “a democracy.” And although we are creeping toward that form of government, we are not living under a democracy yet.

There seems to be five forms of government in the history of man. And actually you can probably narrow that down to three.

The five that are commonly named are:

 Monarchy or Dictatorship: the rule of one.

Oligarchy: Rule by a few.

Democracy: Rule by the majority.

Republic: Ruled by Law

Anarchy: Rule by no one.

As there has never really been a monarchy, because a king has his courts or a dictator his czars, A monarchy or dictatorship is actually an Oligarchy.

And since Anarchy usually happens after revolution and ends up with some other form of government, anarchy is not really a form of lasting government either.

So there actually only ends up being three forms of government; Oligarchy, democracy and a republic.

Oligarchy is what most governments in the world have ever been, king and his courts, communism, Marxism, Nazism and the like.

Democracy never last as it always has ended up in an oligarchy of some kind, because the major flaw with a democracy is the people are not restrained in any manner, and some group, which ends up being the majority, end up being in power.

Republic is from the Latin res and publica, which translate into thing and public or “the public thing” which is the Law, and under this form of government the government itself is limited by the Law. The proper limitation of government over a people has always produced a free people.

Benjamin Franklin was asked by a lady of his day, “What form of government have you given us Benjamin Franklin?” and his reply was a Republic IF YOU CAN KEEP IT.

Our government in America, which was created by our founding fathers, is a Republic, and the Law in America is supposed to be the Constitution and its amendments, but over the last 100 years our Constitution has been trampled on by all three branches of our government.

 

The Constitution was written by our founding fathers so that we had a Federal government that could not become over powerful, as the government of England had become before the founding of this nation. 

One other country in history that had a republic form of government was ancient Rome. Rome prospered until the people of Rome became so comfortable that the government grew too large and soon most Romans were living off of government handouts. In essence they traded their freedom for security and soon they were under the oligarchy of the Caesars and Rome soon fell from being one of the most powerful nations in the world.

We have nations such as Greece that have a form of democratic socialism and the government had become the security for that nation. And now that Greece is broke the people of Greece are rioting in the streets, because the government of Greece can no longer afford to take care of them. This is another example of a people who traded security for freedom.

No other government in history but a Republic has kept a people free and prosperous. Are we going to keep our Republic, or become a Democracy or some type of Oligarchy?

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