With the recent failure of one man, Chief Justice John Roberts, to execute his responsibilities to determine the legality of legislation based ONLY ON the Constitution, it is a good time for all to reflect on the very basic principles on which our government was founded. Clearly Roberts was influenced by what he considered to be "democratic principles" as he made every attempt to not find legislation unconstitutional even to the point of re-drafting the Obamacare statute to justify his decision. Roberts rewrote the bill to make it a tax, to change the way Medicaid is forced on States, and get around the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution. For his hard work Roberts will go down in history as not only a politician instead of a judge but a SLIPPERY one at that.
A Republican (remember “and to the Republic for which we stand?”) form of government’s prime purpose is to protect individuals and minorities from the majority. Clearly forcing an individual to purchase an insurance policy either by regulating interstate commerce or by imposing a penalizing tax is not allowed in the Constitution. Roberts being an intelligent man knows that. He joined the MOB majority of 2010 who shoved this legislation down the minority and the individual’s collective throats.
A second reason, just as important to understand the difference between a Democracy and a Republic is the turmoil in the Middle East, known as the Arab Spring, revolutions endorsed by none other than Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and crew. They praise the attempts of Egypt and Libya to move to DEMOCRATIC FORMS OF GOVERNMENT. (Note: No where in the US Constitution is a Democracy even mentioned.) These advocates of the Arab Spring are working hard to convince Americans and the Free World that MIDDLE EAST DEMOCRACIES will solve all the problems caused by leaders like Gaddafi, Mubarak, and Saddam. Yet the Free World knows Muslim Brotherhood majorities in these countries are apt to be even worse for world peace and individual freedoms than even dictators. Today’s paper reports a knifing and murder of a young Egyptian who was caught on a park bench with a girl friend. Women are already being given separate seating on buses and harassed for not wearing veils. The Egypt military is attempting to defend individual and minority rights by enforcing the constitution to rein in the elected President and Muslim Legislature (which received 70% of mob vote). More than likely these democracies will have one vote one time and then move to forms of state controlled Communism. To my knowledge no member of the American Press is reporting the tragic move of Egypt from a secular dictator to an even worse radical islamic mob. And let’s face it; our President is far more comfortable with muslims than Christians.
THE TRUTH IS THE LAST THING WE SHOULD STRIVE FOR IN OUR COUNTRY AND IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD IS A TRUE DEMOCRACY!!!
Confused? Read the following excerpts from Gary McLeod with Citizens from a Constitutional Government:
Just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, in reply to a woman's inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, Benjamin Franklin said, "A Republic, if you can keep it."
Not only have we failed to keep it, most don't even know what it is.
A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the Constitution). A democracy is direct government ruled by the majority (mob rule). A Republic recognizes the inalienable rights of individuals while democracies are only concerned with group wants or needs (the public good).
Lawmaking is a slow, deliberate process in our Constitutional Republic requiring approval from the three branches of government, the Supreme Court and individual jurors (jury-nullification). Lawmaking in our unlawful democracy occurs rapidly requiring approval from the whim of the majority as determined by polls and/or voter referendums. A good example of democracy in action is a lynch mob.
Democracies always self-destruct when the non-productive majority realizes that it can vote itself handouts from the productive minority by electing the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury. To maintain their power, these candidates must adopt an ever-increasing tax and spend policy to satisfy the ever-increasing desires of the majority. As taxes increase, incentive to produce decreases, causing many of the once productive to drop out and join the non-productive. When there are no longer enough producers to fund the legitimate functions of government and the socialist programs, the democracy will collapse, always to be followed by a Dictatorship.
Even though nearly every politician, teacher, journalist and citizen believes that our Founders created a democracy, it is absolutely not true. The Founders knew full well the differences between a Republic and a Democracy and they repeatedly and emphatically said that they had founded a republic.
Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution "guarantees to every state in this union a Republican form of government".... Conversely, the word Democracy is not mentioned even once in the Constitution. Madison warned us of the dangers of democracies with these words,
"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 they have been violent in their deaths...",
Our military training manuals used to contain the correct definitions of Democracy and Republic. The following comes from Training Manual No. 2000-25 published by the War Department, November 30, 1928.
• A government of the masses.
• Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of "direct" expression.
• Results in mobocracy.
• Attitude toward property is communistic--negating property rights.
• Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether is be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.
• Results in demogogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.
• Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them.
• Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences.
• A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass.
• Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy.
• Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.
• Is the "standard form" of government throughout the world.
The manuals containing these definitions were ordered destroyed without explanation about the same time that President Franklin D. Roosevelt made private ownership of our lawful money (US Minted Gold Coins) illegal. Shortly after the people turned in their $20 gold coins, the price was increased from $20 per ounce to $35 per ounce. Almost overnight F.D.R., the most popular president this century (elected 4 times) looted almost half of this nation's wealth, while convincing the people that it was for their own good. Many of F.D.R.'s policies were suggested by his right hand man, Harry Hopkins, who said,
Tax and Tax, Spend and Spend, Elect and Elect, because the people are too damn dumb to know the difference".
Sound relevant to current events? The Supreme Court has surrendered its role of insuring Constitutional Law. The Legislature has completely failed to function as elected Statesmen and representatives of their districts. The White House resident is a Communist who despises the US Republican form of government and aims to destroy it in 8 short years.
Meanwhile almost 50% of the population pay no taxes and nurse from the tits of government as they are bused from their welfare slums to the polls by power hungry career politicians and welfare pimps.
In closing, the founders knew what they were doing. DO WE?
Think about it,