While doing some research, I came across a website which was touted as a Democracy – Republic web site. Interestingly, the name of the blog was Left Blog at www.leftsolutions.wordpress.com. The point is that on this liberal blog they had a survey as to what their readers think the form of government for this country is – a Republic, Democracy or Democracy/Republic. They had thousands who answered the survey of which 60% said Republic, 9% said Democracy, and 31% said both Republic and Democracy. Leave it to a liberal site to confuse a simple issue.
What an interesting survey! It shows that even the liberal understand that this country is supposed to be a Republic. The problem is in the understanding of the two systems and how opposed they are to one another. Also the liberals can’t seem to grasp the concept of a Republic having elected officials and not being any part of a Democracy.
Our job is to forge the understanding that a Republic is a form of government where “The Law” reigns supreme. Our (USA) Republic was set up under “The Law” of the Constitution with a Bill of Rights which states that the people were given rights (stated as inalienable rights – rights given by God to all men and for which no-one has any right to infringe upon for any reason). “The Law” (the Constitution) sets up a ‘checks and balances’ system so that the people can elect officials to represent them. These officials can only work within a set frame of laws which protect the “inalienable rights” of men.
On the other hand, we have the idea of a Democracy which could have a constitution but which would be worth less than the paper it was written on because as soon as the people became so inclined they would vote to change the constitution and go ahead and do as the whim of the day suggested regardless of whose rights were done away with, inalienable or not.