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Republic vs Democracy

Republic vs Democracy

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Published by James Artre
A short "essay" of the differences between a Republic and Democracy form of government.
A short "essay" of the differences between a Republic and Democracy form of government.

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Published by: James Artre on Jun 19, 2012
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Republic vs. Democracy
Rule by Law vs. Rule by Majority
 
Shortly after the completion and signing of the U.S. Constitution, in reply to aninquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created,
BenjaminFranklin
said,
"A Republic, if you can keep it." 
 We have obviously failed to keep our once great Republic, since most citizens(especially those under the age of 50) don't even know what it is.The fundamental differences between our Republic vs. a Democracy, are:
 A Republic is representative government ruled by law (Constitution).
 A Democracy is direct government ruled by a majority (mob).
 A Republic recognizes “God given” (inalienable) rights of individuals
 A Democracy is only concerned with group wants; demands; coercionLawmaking is a slow, deliberate process in our Constitutional Republicrequiring approval from the three branches of government, the SupremeCourt and individual jurors (jury-nullification).Lawmaking in our current, and unlawful, democracy occurs rapidly;requiring approval from the whim of the majority as determined by pollsand/or voter referendums. A good example of democracy in action is a lynchmob; such as the one that elected Barack Hussein Obama into office in 2008. An even better example of Democracy (mob) rule was the failure of theUnited States Senate to uphold their oath "
to do impartial justice
" andremove William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton from office, after it was discoveredthat he had committed adultery on his wife; First Lady Hillary Clinton, thencommitted perjury by lying under oath about the sexual indiscretion.Truth be told, those Senators should be removed themselves for failure touphold their oath and for aiding and abetting a known criminal.
 
Democracies
always
self-destruct once the non-productive majority (mob)realizes that it can vote itself “entitlements” from the productive minority, by simply banding together and electing the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury.To maintain their power base (the mob; their vote), these candidates mustadopt an ever-increasing tax & spend policy to satisfy the ever-increasingdesires (demands) of the majority. As taxes increase, incentive to produce decreases causing many of the onceproductive to drop out and join the non-productive.The mob continues to grow... When the time comes (and it will) that there are no longer enough producersto fund, both the legitimate functions of government
and 
the entitlementprograms, the democracy collapses followed by a Dictatorship. It happenedin Germany (Hitler) and it can happen anywhere; even the United States,don't think that it can't.Even though nearly every politician, teacher, journalist and citizen believesthat our Founders created a democracy, is completely and absolutely FALSE!The Founding Founders of America, who created the Constitution, were fully aware of the resounding differences between a Republic and a Democracy and they repeatedly and emphatically said that they had founded a Republic.
 Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution
"
guarantees to every state inthis union a Republican form of government 
".... Conversely, the wordDemocracy is not mentioned even once in the Constitution.James Madison, 4
th
President of the United States and one of the framers of our Constitution, warned us of the dangers of democracies with these words:
"Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or therights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they havebeen violent in their deaths." 
James Madison, Federalist No. 10
,
 
(1787)

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