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Howard B. Rand The American Form Of Government

Howard B. Rand The American Form Of Government

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Categories:Types, Research, History
Published by: thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth on May 19, 2009
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American Formof Government
P.O. Box 177Merrimac, Massachusetts 01860-0177
All rights reservedIncluding the right to reproduce this book orportions thereof in any formwithout written permission
DESTINY PUBLISHERS, Merrimac, MA. 01860-0177
The AmericanForm of Government
At first thought it would seem unnecessary totell American citizens of the type and form oftheir own government. The immediate reaction tothe suggestion that this is necessary is thateveryone knows about the origin and type ofgovernment established in the United States; thatall are acquainted with our history, and know thatthis nation came into being with the successfulconclusion of the War of Independence, after whicha Constitution was written and adopted by theStates; and yet, to know all this does not nec-essarily give the possessor of this knowledge anunderstanding of our form of government.One of the evidences of general slipshodthinking today is the present tendency to divideall governments into two classes, totalitarian anddemocratic. With this division as the premise,men then reason that because we are not a totali-tarian state we must, therefore, be a democracy.Thus, in starting with a wrong premise, theconclusion becomes faulty. Yet this conclusionhas been accepted by the unthinking multitudes andeven expressed as a fact by public speakers,leaders and businessmen in general.Because it has been accepted that our nationis a democracy, for any man to express a distrustof such a form of government immediately classi-fies him as un-American by those who have acceptedthe conclusion as reasoned from the above falsepremise, with the result that the misinformed and

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