Skip to comments.“A New Revolution” – The American Form of Government – Republic vs. Democracy
Posted on 05/20/2011 12:14:32 PM PDT by Poll Patriot
Every generation needs a new revolution. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Our country and its supreme law (the constitution) was founded by revolutionaries, our Founding Fathers. Men who literally had a price placed on their heads by King George of England. Their capture would have meant a cruel and certain death as public examples to what happens to the enemies of the crown. Yet they persisted! With a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, [they did] mutually pledge to each other [their] Lives, [their] Fortunes, and [their] sacred Honor (Declaration of Independence). Because of their sacrifice we enjoy relative freedom form oppression and political which hunts. Most of us are being asked to give so little to enjoy our unalienable rights, our liberty.
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What we must do, if liberty is to survive, is to rediscover the ideas of liberty. The next step is to teach them to our children and to hold our elected representatives to them.
In their system, only the House of Reps was to reflect popular will. We now have three term Congressmen masquerading as Senators and are quickly moving toward popular election of the President.
At the same time, “law” increasingly means the diktats of unelected bureaucrats and judges to whom our legislators happily punt real power. We are rapidly falling into the worst of all possible systems, democratic tyranny.
Throughout history, the greatest nations were born Stoic and died Epicurean. We are not immune.
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“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits....” - - - - Alexis de Tocqueville - ‘Democracy in America’ - published in 1835