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Apr 24, 2010

Democracy Versus Republic

Many of my fellow Republicans and "conservatives" now claim democracy is mobocracy having seen what the Democrats have done.

Democrats are DINOs, "Democratic-In-Name-Only." The passing of the health care law is an example of the ABCs of the totalitarian socialism of Democrats. The Democrats' Arrogance, Budget-Busting, and Crisis Causing in Commerce are evident. This health law went against every poll of likely voters. They believe they know better and more than the American People.

Republicans want to limit national government, but failed without the people engaged. A national referendum would have stopped any deficit, debt limit raise, or attack on our liberty like this law. What we have is 46% who are taxpayers subsidizine those who do not create our nation's wealth.

This is not a democracy. It is a Roman or Greek style republic where slaves provide the hoi palloi their bread and circuses. If we have to cite "Founders" as many do, read the words of Patrick Henry:

Your President may easily become king. Your Senate is so imperfectly constructed that your dearest rights may be sacrificed by what may be a small minority; and a very small minority may continue forever unchangeably this government, although horridly defective.

Where are your checks in this government? Your strongholds will be in the hands of your enemies.

It is on a supposition that your American governors shall be honest, that all the good qualities of this government are founded; but its defective and imperfect construction puts it in their power to perpetrate the worst of mischiefs, should they be bad men; and, sir, would not all the world, from the eastern to the western hemisphere, blame our distracted folly in resting our rights upon the contingency of our rulers being good or bad?

Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt.

Do you really believe the pledges of elected representatives?

Referendums to control spending, recalls to remove those who fail to represent, intitiatives to make laws that we live under, and popular votes on the President, Attorney General, Treasurers, et al have worked in the States. It is not an untried form of democracy.

If you do not believe in democracy, you do not believe in the Declaration of Independence where it claims, "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..." That is the founding document of the US rather than the Constitution. Lincoln said the Constitution had to be interpreted in light of the Declaration of Independence. It would be difficult in deed to deny the principles of the Republican Party do not include democracy when Lincoln makes the case for democracy.

Some say the word "democracy" is not in the Declaration of Independence. It is in the every fiber of it with the declaration that govenment drives its only powers from the consent of the governed.

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