Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,119
22%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 22% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: republic

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Let’s Take the Benjamin Franklin Challenge

    01/16/2019 7:46:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-16-19 | MOTUS
    I can’t believe I missed Benjamin Franklin’s birthday yesterday [ed. it’s been brought to my attention that I’m actually one day early – so unlike me] but it’s not too late to honor one of the country’s most influential founding fathers. The man who once wrote “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worthy of reading or do things worth the writing.” in his own life did both. As CDN notes though this truly Renaissance man has never been adequately recognized for his remarkable contributions to this great country. He...
  • It Is the Federal Government’s Duty to Stop California

    12/20/2018 7:48:21 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 50 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 12-20-2018 | Steven Maikoski
    During this last election in California our ballot showed only two Democrats as candidates for US Senator—no Republicans, no independents. Making matters even worse was that the system would not allow write-in votes, which has been a privilege exercised by the voters since the beginning of this nation. The change was due to the Democrats modifying the primary system so it would allow only the two top candidates from the primary to enter the general election. Properly exercised, this modification could, and did, eliminate their republican competitors at the primary level. This system, when combined with the state’s lack of...
  • Mr. Buchanan: We Are NOT a Democracy—And the World Needs to Learn From Us

    12/17/2018 7:02:22 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/17/2018 | Arthur Schaper
    .......the American Framers disparaged democracy, which amounts to two wolves and a lamb voting on what—or rather who—is for dinner. Aristotle, himself a statist-elitist in Ancient Athens, described a republic as “rule by the many for the benefit of all”, in contrast to democracy, “rule by the many for the benefit of the many.” In a republic, the rule of law curbs the rule of the majority. Socrates would have received constitutional protections to disparage directly-elected rulers without fear. In a republic, no one is above the law, including the crowd as well as the individual ruler or the governing...
  • Is the US turning into a Courtacracy?

    11/11/2018 3:12:12 PM PST · by ealgeone · 21 replies
    vanity | 11-11-18 | ealgeone
    The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” It seems as of late the US has drifted from a republic to more of a courtacracy. How many decisions of "We the People" have been passed at...
  • Artists, intellectuals call for ‘European Republic’

    11/10/2018 7:44:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2018
    Artists and intellectuals across Europe are calling for the founding of a continentwide republic to replace its many nation states. […] The event is being organized by a group calling itself the European Balcony Project. […] A manifesto on the group’s website declares that “the sovereignty of states is hereby replaced by the sovereignty of citizens.” …
  • Rome's Republic Imploded -- So Could America's

    10/24/2018 8:49:31 AM PDT · by rey · 27 replies
    Real Clear Olitics ^ | 24 Oct, 2018 | William Brooke Stallsmith
    Omnia Romae venalia sunt—all the Romans are for sale. This was the historian Sallust’s judgment on the Roman Republic’s moral climate in the 1st and 2nd centuries BCE as it careened through disintegrating norms of public behavior, faltering institutions, civil wars, and the rise of the empire of the Caesars. I fear the same judgment increasingly applies to our American Republic—that our political and social institutions risk a parallel descent into chaos and authoritarianism. Sallust put his grim judgment in the mouth of Jugurtha, a North African king who resisted Rome at the end of the 2nd century BCE with...
  • Is America a Republic or is it a Democracy – What is it?

    10/11/2018 4:10:36 AM PDT · by vannrox · 77 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 11OCT18 | Editorial staff
    I often hear Conservatives explicitly state that America is a Constitutional Republic. They argue this, because the United States Constitution set the organization and layout of the nation as a Republic. It states this explicitly as such. Meanwhile, I often hear Liberals, Democrats and Progressives repeatedly state that America is a Progressive Democracy. They say this, mostly because I guess, they don’t know any better. They parrot what they have heard. Today, sadly, America does not function like either a Republic or a Democracy. It functions as something else. It functions and operates as an Oligarchy. It really does. Let’s...
  • Trump threatens the Deep State’s existence America’s First Battle Against the Deep State

    09/20/2018 10:50:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/18 | Lee Cary
    Which is why the unelected Deep State is, today, the single greatest threat to the Republic that is the United States of America. Long before the days of the Confessing Church (Bekennende Kirche) in 1930s Germany, led by a relatively small group of German Protestant clergy including the martyred Dietrich Bonhoeffer, resisted Adolph Hitler’s efforts to make the church a propaganda arm of National Socialism, there were The Black Robes in pre-1776 New England.
  • Americans Aren’t Practicing Democracy Anymore(Barfy atlantic pos, but)

    09/15/2018 7:57:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 9/15/2018 | Yoni Appelbaum
    Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying? Democracy is a most unnatural act. People have no innate democratic instinct; we are not born yearning to set aside our own desires in favor of the majority’s. Democracy is, instead, an acquired habit. Like most habits, democratic behavior develops slowly over time, through constant repetition. For two centuries, the United States was distinguished by its mania for democracy: From early childhood, Americans learned to be citizens by creating, joining, and participating in democratic organizations. But in recent decades, Americans have fallen...
  • Trusting the Untrustworthy

    08/20/2018 10:03:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    We must be very careful and only trust the trustworthy - we must trust the Constitution, the rule of law, and duly elected President Trump who stands for both Sir Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813), a Scottish jurist and historian, provides an explanation for why great societies do not survive for more than 200 years: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public...
  • Are We A Republic or A Democracy?

    08/19/2018 6:01:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    If you’ve tuned into the news lately, you have undoubtedly noticed quite the commotion over democracy. It is supposedly under attack by the Russians. It is also said to be under attack by Trump. And with the litany of daily articles and TV reports on these subjects, someone inevitably responds with “it’s a republic, not a democracy.” But I can’t help but think these comments are based on theory instead of reality. Yes, it is true that our government was originally set up as a republic. This basically meant that the dominant governing force was the US Constitution, which took...
  • Rush does a mea culpa on 'free' trade

    07/26/2018 12:27:49 PM PDT · by central_va · 163 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 7/26/18 | Central VA
    Sorry for the vanity but Rush did a 180 on trade today and I am proud of him. Rush confessed he was wrong all of these decades about trade, live on air just a few minutes ago! He also admitted Perot was correct and the the one sided trade the US( and its workers ) have been subjected to was wrong and it was erroneously pawned off as 'free trade'. He said he was duped by economists. I just listened in amazement committing free trade heresy live. It was a great radio show today! Awesome! Rush is off my S...
  • The dreck about Trump ending 'democracy'

    07/12/2018 4:33:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/12/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Swamp regular Admiral James Stavridis has taken his best shot at addressing a phony issue: whether "democracy" is dying, killed off by President Trump, presumably, by offering reassuring words to the left and the Washington establishment about its durability in a cover essay in Time. Axios has the write-up and a photo of the cover. I suppose a lot of them are going to take grim satisfaction from it, given the level of hysteria on the left about President Trump's very existence. But it rather too cutely frames a canard. The left, including Time magazine, seems all in for the...
  • Illegal Immigration Gives Cities Political Power

    03/30/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2018 | By JAMES W. LUCAS
    he Commerce Department has announced that a question will be added to the 2020 Census asking about respondents’ citizenship status. Democrats have responded with fury. While their argument is that the question will discourage illegal immigrants from participating in the survey, there is another, related reason why the urban elites who now dominate the Democratic party are afraid of this simple question. With this question, the 2020 Census will better quantify the extent to which immigration, including illegal immigration, gives Democrats disproportionate political power - despite the fact that immigrants themselves are not allowed to vote. This happens because seats...
  • Opinion: Trump wants to reframe the census to fit his definition of America, not protect Americans

    03/30/2018 6:18:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 29, 2018 | by Michelle Chen
    The purpose of an accurate census count is to help the government understand the people for whom it is responsible — full stop. A fully inclusive census is vital for informing policy-making, whether determining how many roadways are required for a region’s population, monitoring local public health trends or ensuring our tax dollars are fairly allocated to school districts. Trump’s move to add a citizenship question to the census follows months of intense opposition across Washington and civil society. Asking about citizenship status (a question that federal authorities have deliberately left off the census since 1950) risks alienating many prospective...
  • It's Time to Create New Republics

    03/01/2018 11:42:46 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 4 replies
    03/01/2018 | Brian Griffin
    Article IV, Section 3 of our Constitution provides that "The Congress shall have the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States." A Republican-run state might buy up a few square miles of unoccupied land and sell it and the state sovereignty over it to the federal government. The federal government might then sell it off to a state-authorized private party who promises to create a new republic on it with: 1. limits on taxation/governmental fees/fines/licensing, and 2. no foreign military force, and 3. no governmental...
  • Democracy v. Republic

    02/22/2018 8:09:29 PM PST · by huckfillary · 26 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | February 22, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    I've had it with pundits, politicians, and people who should know better that continuously refer to our country as a democracy. The latest such reference was by renowned political commentator Thomas Friedman, who has never been confused with an intelligent person. But he has lots of company among the chattering classes, and even more so from among our so-called educators. At every educational level, teachers, professors, administrators, and even the elite collegiate Boards-of-Directors erroneously refer to the United States as a democracy and, in general, display an overall ignorance of American history and its Founding principles. And unfortunately, our youth...
  • Missouri boy, 13, arrested after threat to shoot up school with AK-47

    02/19/2018 3:58:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    AP via KSHB ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | staff
    <p>REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — Police have arrested a 13-year-old Missouri boy accused of threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 in a video posted on social media.</p> <p>The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Republic Police Department said in a news release that the boy was taken to the Greene County Juvenile Detention Center early Sunday on suspicion of making a terrorist threat. The release says police seized guns and other evidence from the juvenile's residence, and an investigation is ongoing.</p>
  • Whatever Happened to the Republic ? Everyone These Days Calls it a Democracy

    02/04/2018 1:17:44 PM PST · by huckfillary · 64 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | February 4, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    The word Republic has all but disappeared from our political lexicon.  It has erroneously been replaced by Democracy.  The Founders must be turning over in their graves.  They had nothing but contempt for democracy.  They sought to, and did, create a constitutional republic, but not before doing their homework. Unlike today's politicians, talking heads, and academics, the Founders had an acute, in-depth, and nuanced understanding of history and political systems.  Prior to the 1787 constitutional convention, James Madison undertook a comprehensive study of every known republic in recorded history to ensure that the Founders didn't repeat their mistakes.  The Founders...
  • Respite and humour as we shut down the Banana Republicans, liberal dhims and the UniParty Swamp-

    01/24/2018 11:17:25 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 1 replies
    The Banana Republics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4h1M5SIGWk Down to the Banana Republics Down to the tropical sun Come the expatriated Americans Expecting to have some fun Some of them go for the sailing Drawn by the lure of the sea To cure the spirit that's ailing From living in the land of the free Some of them are running from lovers Leaving no forward address Some of them are running marijuana Some are running from the IRS And late at night you will see them In the cheap hotels and bars Hustling the senioritas As they dance beneath the stars Spending the renegade...