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Is The United States Of America A Democracy?

"... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths." James Madison

Regardless of what you may have been taught, the United States of America is not a democracy. Elements of a democracy certainly may have been allowed to play a part in our government, but our republican form of government was established by a written constitution, to "secure the blessing of liberty" (Preamble, United States Constitution), not to follow the will of the majority. Our government was founded not as a democracy, for the establishment of social securities, and entitlements for all, and anything else the majority may wish for, but with liberty and justice for all.

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can exist only until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse (defined as a liberal gift) out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship." Alexander Fraser Tyler

Our government was established so that all men, being created equal could peruse their endeavors for life, liberty and property, with a minimum of government imposition, necessary only to maintain and protect our God given unalienable rights. The elements of worldly government (democracy, socialism, imperialism, etc.) are constantly being held in check and fought back from taking over by the institutions set up by the Constitution. The Constitution would have died years ago if this country were a democracy.

"Democracy literally means the rule of the people, a concept which will not admit any limitation in the political power. A Republic signifies an organization dealing with affairs which concern the public, thus implying that there are also private affairs, a sphere of social and personal life, with which government is not and should not be concerned; it sets a limit to the political power." Isabel Paterson

The United States of America was founded upon the principles of: 1. A Republican form of government, the willful combining of the individual right to use force to protect our life, liberty and property, our unalienable rights. With a 2. Constitution wherein we organize and support a limited government established to only sustain and defend our unalienable rights through the enactment and enforcement of laws, judged to be in the best interest and defense of these rights. 3. The Ideology of Liberty: the God given unalienable right of everyone to do, be, and have whatever they desire so long as it does not infringe upon the unalienable rights of others.

"We are now forming a republican form of government. Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon turn into a monarchy (or some other form of dictatorship)." Alexander Hamilton

"If in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional power be in any particular [manner] wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way in which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation, for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed." George Washington, farewell address

Our form of government was not established as a democracy. In fact, seldom if ever will one see reference to democracy in the founding documents of our nation, at least in a positive context. Peculiar, don't you think if we are suppose to live in a democracy as many have been teaching? Consider that in the past, we had Liberty coins, not Democracy coins. We have the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Democracy. We pledge allegiance to the flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, not the democracy for which it stands. Patrick Henry said: "Give me Liberty or give me death!", not "Give me democracy or give me death".

The ideology of Liberty suggests and implies that people should choose to be benevolent and productive, as part of God's moral code. That society will create for itself non-governmental organizations to deal with social needs, that government is established by society to sustain and defend the unalienable (God given) rights of the individual, and limited only to this function. Political power to remain with-in the individual and his society.

So you may ask, if we live in a Republic founded upon the principles of Liberty and limited government, why do many of our politicians and teachers keep trying to shove this concept of democracy down our throats, as if freedom naturally followed? That is a very good question! Perhaps politicians don't like the limits on the powers that have been granted them by our state and federal constitutions. Maybe because majority rule sounds legitimate and moral on its face. Or maybe they have other self-serving motivations. Whatever the case may be, only knowledge of our heritage will enable us to anticipate such schemes and act accordingly to right the direction of our Republic.

International ruling élites would like you to believe that your country is a democracy so you will abandon the ideals of the Constitution and join the world community's democratic movement run by socialist ideals.

The teachings that the United States of America is a democracy can be traced back to around the beginning of the first world war. International ruling élites were finally able to get high ranking government officials to begin teaching the doctrine of democracy to lure us into participation and eventually governance by international organizations. Had we been wise we would have realized this and held out for the world to adopt our divinely inspired constitutional principles of Liberty, rather than us adopt their worldly, secular organizations.

What Is Democracy?
The father of the world wide democratic movement is Karl Marx. He believed that the rise of the working class would create a social democracy. Marxism (most governments today are rooted at least partially in Marxism) suggests that people normally must be controlled to have a benevolent society, based on humanism’s (God is Science) moral code. Social structure and social securities are the business of the government. Society is to be directed by powerful controlling governmental mechanisms.

"It is generally conceded that even a monarchy or a dictatorship is an oligarchy, or a government run by a small, ruling minority. Such is also the case with a democracy, for this form of government is traditionally controlled at the top by a small ruling oligarchy. The people in a democracy are conditioned to believe that they are indeed the decision-making power of government, but in truth there is almost always a small circle at the top making the decisions for the entirety." A. Ralph Epperson

"Democracy, n.: A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic... negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Result is demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy." U. S. Army Training Manual No. 2000-25 (1928-1932), since withdrawn.

Democracy is actually a form of socialism. An individual finds that his rights are not necessarily in the interests of the majority groups and are often overlooked for their "higher" interests. Democratic organizations become most abusive as their leaders in their efforts to gain and maintain political power resort to crowd pleasing by offering huge social programs (programs to rob from the minority-mostly-productive and give to the majority-mostly-unproductive). Plunder, license, and regulation become "moral" and legal through democracy. An individual finds nearly every aspect of his life controlled by some legalized code or regulation. Democracy becomes a contest to see how evenly the plunderous social programs can be distributed. Finally democracy turns into a bureaucracy for providing social programs, and for regulating most of society. Basically democracy becomes socialism or even moves towards the extremes of communism (socialism maintained by force).

"In all cases where a majority are united by a common interest or passion, the rights of the minority are in danger!" James Madison [fourth U.S. President]

"Unbridled passions produce the same effects, whether in a king, nobility, or a mob. The experience of all mankind has proved the prevalence of a disposition to use power wantonly. It is therefore as necessary to defend an individual against the majority (in a democracy) as against the king in a monarchy." John Adams [second U.S. President]

One of the greatest threats to our Republic, the Constitution and the laws of Liberty are demagogues such as activists, special interest groups and political organizations that wish to win public support through democracy and its institutions. Get popular opinion behind you and you can do anything, including circumvent and over-throw a republican form of government. Will Liberty die because of people deciding to be ruled by the principles of democracy? Only if "we the people" allow it.

 

 


 

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