Monday, April 19, 2010

REPUBLIC, not a democracy

Republic, not a democracy. Although a direct either/or comparative is not conducive, it is imperative that we bring serious light onto the subject of what kind of government we have under our Constitution.
A direct comparison cannot be made in detail because a republic is a widely generalized form of government, while democracy suggests a style of governing: “republic” is passive; “democracy” is active.
However, our founders clearly researched and discussed what form of government would be best for a newly freed people who knew (do to years of being actively involved with throwing off the shackles of a Crown) rights do not come from government, but flow to government.
Federalist Papers #10- “A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking.”
Federalist Papers #14- In a democracy the people meet and exercise the government in person; in a republic they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents. A democracy, consequently, must be confined to a small spot. A republic may be extended over a large region.”
How large? Even a state is much too large, thus, Const. Article 4, section 4.,”The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a Republican Form of Government, …” (there is no requirement for counties, Burroughs, cities, etc. to be set up in any particular way.)
Besides the issue size relative to governing, “(d)emocracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security OR THE RIGHTS OF PROPERTY (my emphasis); and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” –Federalist Papers, ibid
A republic is a stubborn thing, causing our federal government to heed its actions and respect the states as sovereigns. However, if a plan was laid out to reeducate (brainwash) the people: substituting and/or equalizing the words republic and democracy, then propagandize society over time to soften the former understanding of democracy, then to later reinforce it as the way for the people to have a voice, mob rule can then be threatened as a tactic to bring to power those few who can make choices for us, even against our will.
Enter the Intercollegiate Socialist Society (ISS), and their eventual leaders, Harry Laidler and Norman Thomas.
Prior to 1900 it was common to refer to one’s self as a state citizen first, then to acknowledge being American second; Kentuckians, Californians, Georgians, Carolinians, etc. Further, as an interesting point to research, I did a lot of paralegal work back in the 1990’s and it dawned on me one day –as I sat in a law library with stacks of reference books filling the table, the era around 1900 is an interesting dividing point for jurisprudence—prior to that time period it is common place in case law to find reference to our republic AND to God, but as we begin to move into the 1900’s, both references become less and less findable. Ideological war was upon us and the word republic seems to drop off the proverbial cliff, but there is another casualty as well, the word democracy becomes reborn, now describing America’s traditional Constitutional republic. The founders hoped we would be able to maintain a clear understanding of the two principles (republic and democracy), and it is in their hope that the socialists knew they job #1 was to do mingle these two concepts and allow democracy to command its counterpart, republic. This was the job of the ISS.
A group of known Marxist/Leninists met in New York City in 1905 and they begat the ISS. They swore to follow a particular path of subversion and quickly had more than 60 chapters established on college campuses all across the country. As they grew they began working on forming a leadership and came up with co-directors, Harry W. Laidler, and Norman Thomas. The loud mouth Laidler once described the purpose of the ISS was to “throw light on the world-wide movement of INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY, known as SOCIALISM.”
This movement is alive and well today. Both the Clintons, before they were married, were associated with the Young Democrats, as well as many others who are now seen as power brokers for Laidler’s industrial democracy, aka. Socialism. And you already know about the Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, etc. Today we are fighting things much bigger than many of us care to acknowledge. But fight we will.


  1. Anonymous10:19 PM

    Very interesting thoughts...thanks for posting.

    What sprung to my mind while reading this was "there is nothing new under the sun". As a Christian believer, I think there has always been some representative of Evil lurking around, trying to destroy the beauty of this gift of the United States of America to the Children of God, her beautiful well written and well-thought-out Constitution, and her glorious Honor and Flag. It has been going on since the beginning, as always some Evil dark monster seeks to destroy it for all of us.

    I also believe that we are hurtling towards the return of Christ at break-neck speed now, and I try to remind myself of that fact even as I shed tears daily as I watch the demise of this once beautiful country. I mourn with deep sadness the loss of each freedom stolen each day with genuine tears in complete disbelief of the reality of what I am seeing; I mourn the loss of the "Land that I Love". This unfolding disaster is far more painful to my heart than was the demise of my marriage.

    Hope lies in the ability of some, such as yourself, to teach the lost, which may very well end up saving their eternal souls one day. Only God knows. We can only Pray.

  2. My faith in Christ wanes beside your own; but my belief in the strength of our federalized constitutional republic has not reached a breaking point. The near future of our political process is, at least, sure to be full of excitement and intrigue. I am not looking to be removed from this earth until my generation has something to leave the next.
    I believe we can do much more than pray. I challenge you to make yourself a promise that you will make every effort to speak in person to 3 strangers a week about inalienable rights, and/or the difference between nationalism and federalism, and/or the concept of sovereignty, and/or the importance of being able to hold and personally protect private property, and/or why money must be treated as privately held wealth, etc. Three people per week, and you will be doing your part and be blessed for it.

  3. Anonymous9:07 PM

    I hear you and I agree there is more to be done than "just" pray, but prayer is actually the best thing we can do. I am not prepared to just hand it over to these baffoons without a fight; no not at all. I suppose I get 'down' late at night thinking about it all (thus putting it in words here), but after a good night's sleep it is time to go at it again. I love my Country and will not just lie down and give up while there is life in these bones. I do talk to people all of the time, as you say, though I am not the best at talking, I fear. I get angry then get tongue-tied, as I was not given the gift of speech and people can step all over me with their words. Still I try to talk to the youth who are so enamored with this Kenyan and his latest version of the New Deal. ha! There is nothing new under the sun.... See how we always come full circle?

  4. You almost had me going .. till the Kenyan remark. Yes, I am sure the best thing you can do is pray. But first you will need to find the one true God, who believes Kenyans are just as important as you.
    Just for the record, I am adamently not a birther; I prefer to stick to the real issues.

  5. Anonymous9:28 PM

    You twist my words; I never said Kenyan's were not important to God! You have insulted me. I just don't believe he has a legal right to the White House. Thus, this is the REAL issue, when our Constitution is mocked. But I live and learn as I go along and see the wolf in sheep's clothing. Discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit. He has opened my eyes...even to you. good night.


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