As with all election seasons I have previously experienced, in these last few days, I have heard countless individuals paying lip-service to America’s “democracy,” while very few speak of the much more vitally important “republic” that this country was Constitutionally founded upon. Therefore, I’d like to point out a few important facts for consideration:
1) America’s government was never meant to be a pure “democracy.” Instead, it was intended to be a “Constitutional Republic.”
2) With no suprise, you will not find a single use of the word “democracy” within the entire Constitution of the United States. However, in Article IV, Section 4 of this founding document, you will find the following statement:
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a Republican form of government…
Of course, you find, indeed, find numerous references to “elections” throughout the Constitution, as that is the proscribed method through which citizens can become officially-recognized upholders of our “Republican form of government.”
3) To America’s Founders, pure “Democracy” was the dangerous legalization of 51% mob rule, while a “Constitutional Republic” sought to protect the Inalienable Rights of the Citizenry, as established by the Constitution, regardless of the will of the majority.
As Americans, it is time for us to shake off the confusion that our current two-party political structure has caused! These groups have simply hijacked the words “Republican” and “Democratic,” and in no way represent the labels that they have given themeslves. Therefore, instead of squabbling over the minor differences between them both, we should be learning to understand the difference between a “Republican” and a “Democratic” system of government, instead! Arming ourselves with this knowledge will help us all to begin transcending the false paradigm that has rigged our present election process… and, with that, we will finally be able to choose outside the box of war and imperialism – as this is where freedom truly resides!
“Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.” – Marvin Simkin