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Democracy v. Republic: A Refresher

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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”  ~unknown

Joined a militia yet?  🙂

The Founders were well aware of what a democracy was, and chose to develop a Constitutional Republic instead, as it offered a framework based on the rule of law. Our written constitution provides  specification and form for our government.

Our government was originally specified to serve the purpose of protecting liberty on an individual basis, applying just the right amount of “force” to ensure that individuals who violate others’ rights – are restrained. Our founding fathers codified this form of government into a specification which is comprised of not only the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (of which the Articles of Amendment – Bill of Rights are a part…), but many other writings as well, including both the Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers.

John Adams:

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