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:

“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

Watch, study, learn, apply.  Add that to ” eat, pray, love”.

8 Responses to “Democracy v. Republic: A Refresher”

  1. 1 drkate August 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Freedom isn’t Free:

    • 2 drkate August 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

      And as we support our military, we MUST remember that our leaders have sent them into war ILLEGALLY. The last legal war was WWII. Congress has abdicated their power to the executive, and so have we!

  2. 4 jane August 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Dr. Keyes: The ruling class has declared the people have no standing, they are no longer sovereign.

  3. 7 Heather August 29, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Dr Kate,

    Thanks for the link from Jan Brewer, thank God she is standing on the Constitution and letting Hillary know in no uncertain terms that her intent is to fight for her states rights. She is a strong governor who apparently lives by moral obligations to her citizens and demands the respect that she deserves. She is NOT cowering in the corner or shaking in her boots as are the rest of the politicians and scotus!

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