A Republic-Democracy?

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.

Democracy and Socialism are Siamese Twins

web_thumbnail.jpgHow can it be that a political system is not only related to but directly connected to a political-financial system? It is much the same as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde who were not only related but one and the same person.  Democracy is the soft spoken, well-dressed side of this joined pair who prepares the way for the controlling, bully, Socialism which takes over industry in the name of the people (Democracy).

As we have seen in previous articles, a Democracy requires amoral men for its Representatives because a moral man will not give the majority what they want if it goes against morals.  So a Democracy moves towards Socialism because the majority have demonstrated by their election of amoral men, that they stand for Democratic ideas which do not safeguard individual rights as opposed to the rule of law in a Republic.  As a result the elected officials have no problems taking from the few to give to the many as that buys more votes.  And after all isn’t it the elected officials duty in a Democracy to do as the majority wants?

As a result Mr. Democracy prepares the way and promotes his Siamese twin, Mr. Socialism.  Eventually Mr. Socialism the controlling bully takes control and sits on Mr. Democracy while installing someone else in control who is more directly supportive of Mr. Socialism.

It’s Back to Basics

One looks at the world around and sees such turmoil and confusion.  Those people and organizations we had put our trust in are falling by the wayside or are in great confusion.  Corporations which have been like Uncle Joe or even like Uncle Sam are in deep financial trouble .  Friends and neighbors are having trouble keeping their jobs, homes, cars, family, even the dog and cat.

To some, these events have been expected for quite some time because “a house built on sand cannot stand.”  To most, it is distressing even though they may have expected it.  Many assumed that since the Reagan administration was able to avert a depression during the 80’s with “disinflation,” the same thing could be done today and that it would only take a little time of pain to straighten things out.  But today we have a different scene with different people and a different agenda.

Most organizations and most people go through stages and cycles.  There are few who can chart a course and follow it at all times.  The majority have to re-affirm their position and correct direction every so often, not just as individuals or companies but also as families and societies and nations.

An outside ( the individual) source of the changes that have come about are movies, so called ‘news programs’ and TV programming even more now than in times past.  There is a saying “You are what you eat.”  and another, which was used by a video rental company and an internet provider, “You are what you see.”  Some people can watch a movie and get up and walk out when it starts to offend but most of us will not walk away to demand our money back.  More to the base of the problem is that men today do not oppose the wrong they see.  If one watches a movie in which the characters perform wrongful acts and one does not note the wrong and actively oppose it in his own being then he becomes a part of that wrongful act to the point that his character is compromised.   The point being that people do not think critically any-more and as a result they are easily controlled and individuals become weak minded.

The family is the true building block of society.  The family that has love and solidarity of feelings can transfer those ideals to society and that society can then build a strong nation.  If the family is not strong then society will be weak and, of course, if the society is weak so will be the nation.  What makes the family strong is individuals strong in faith and morals.  As long as the family or the individual is allowed to weaken himself by improperly watching wrong programming then that individual and family will be weakened, society will follow and the nation will be destroyed.

We as a nation have lost our way because we no longer practice our faith and raise our families accordingly.  When we return to those practices, then and only then can we correct the problems of our Republic and restore the Nation.  Until then it is imperative that we find the moral men among us to serve as our Representatives of the Republic to hold the line.

Don’t Curse the Darkness Simply Flip the Switch.

When a car runs out of gas it becomes pretty useless but all it takes to get it back on the road is to put gas in the tank.  You might say the vulnerable part of a car is its need for gas.  The term Achilles Heel comes from the Greek Myth The Illiad and tells the story of Thetis, the sea-goddess who made Achilles invulnerable except for his heel which she kept vulnerable so that she could control him.  The Achilles Heel of a car is its need for gas.  If one doesn’t understand this simple fact he might abandon the car when it ran out of gas thinking it was a useless piece of junk.

If men have turned their backs on a Republic because of its Achilles Heel or its vulnerable spot (which is  its citizens’ need to understand that it is their duty to seek the most moral of men to be their statesmen) then they will bring about a Democracy.

If, or when, those believing in a Democracy take over a Republic the Achilles Heel of that Democracy is the understanding that this is a Republic and that it is their duty to do what is right.  At this point they become Representatives of a Republic even though they may not realize it.  They may not be very good representatives of a Republic because of their misunderstanding of the issues involved but never the less they have changed their allegiance and are likely to change their vote on the issues.

Like the car only needing gas, a Republic only needs its citizens and especially its elected officials to realize that they need to do what is right and elect the moral man or vote for the moral position.

This country is in such peril that practically all men can see it.  And it is not in that peril because of the reasons given by the news media but rather because over a period of time the switches have been flipped in men’s minds and we are in the darkness of ignorance.  All it takes is to start flipping the switches of understanding and the lights will go back on and if done in time our Republic can be restored.

Republican Party – Democratic Party

Historically the Republican Party and Democratic Party came into existence long after the forming of the USA and although some of the founders of the Republican and Democratic Parties may have had interest in carrying forward the ideals of the political systems their names seem to represent, neither one of the parties really stand for their namesake.  Although each of the parties do more represent the ideal of that form of government than does the other.

Our founding forefathers understood and were in control enough to see to it that our newly formed country was a Republic and not only that but saw to it that provisions were made to safeguard the constitution so as to protect it against the eventual attacks of those who would work to change our Republic to a Democracy.  It took about two generations before anyone would have the guts to stand against the Republic and suggest a Democracy or even confuse the issue by using the name as the name of a political party.  But first they used the name as Democratic Republican Party.  Then in 1840 they named a political party as the Democratic Party.  It is pretty clear that there was a group wanting to undermine the Republic with Democratic principles and that they had to move slowly so as not to arouse their enemies, the patriots of the Republic.

When Benjamin Franklin was ask what form of government they had come up with for our country Benjamin Franklin said “A Republic if you can keep it.”  He didn’t say “If we can keep it.”  Which indicates he, Benjamin Franklin, was for something else which he would work for. He then later went to France and was involved in the the French Revolution that established a “Reign of Terror” which didn’t end until after seven nuns were guillotined for their faith.  The French Revolution was the prototype or blueprint used for the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia to establish communism.

Mr. Republic (our ideal Representative of a Republic) would never go against the Constitution because it is the law of the land and in order for a Republic to properly function, it has to function by law.   Standard procedure makes the world go round and the law is the standard procedure of a Republic.

Mr. Democracy (our ideal Representative of a Democracy), since he is ideal, also considers the law of the land and works to be the ideal public servant but due to the flaw in his understanding he puts very little value on knowing and understanding the Constitution and pays way more attention to public opinion polls.  He is dismayed with his colleagues as they are not all that worried about the law as represented by the Constitution and Mr. Democracy’s colleagues figure their only limitation is the line, which when stepped over, gets them into trouble.  They work at getting away with what ever will accomplish their goal (that of looking like they are  public servants while serving themselves).

Representatives do not purely stand for either a Republic or a Democracy but claim for the law or popularity on most of the issues.  In today’s political field a high percentage of both the Republicans and the Democrats are Representatives of a Democracy because they have other agendas than that of upholding of the Constitution, the supreme law of the land.

In these latter times of Our Republic so many of the voting public has lost its faith in God and Country and has as its God the Almighty Dollar. They gear everything on its goods and are too busy preparing for another week of work to go to church on Sunday.  So many of the voting public cannot see the religious forest for the trees.  The forest (their eternal happiness) is hidden by their focus on their day to day problems (the trees).  They are so much into the “Me, me, me-Now, now, now” that they don’t see, let alone understand, where they are going or where they are being taken by the political system which is in control of their lives.  These are the people who are electing our representatives and so the representatives are like their electorate and are so tied up with the “Me, me, me,-Now, now, now” that they cannot see or understand their political forest (The Republic).  The elected officials are Representatives of a Democracy mainly because they do not know any better.

With the turmoil we are going into, our elected officials will see more and more unusual things happening which will beg to question them as to what is going on and where we are going.  In those stressed times elected officials will be more receptive to our reaching out to them to show them where Our Republic stands and where we are going if we do not change our course.

Remember all it takes to change where an elected official stands, is for him to understand that it is his duty to do what is right, thereby taking a moral stand.  By that understanding he becomes a Representative of a Republic.  He may not be very good or effective because of his lack of understanding the issues but he has changed his position and, there in, is the hope of this country.

Use the tools at your disposal to educate all men and especially the elected officials that it is their duty to uphold the laws.  Then we can go to work to restore the damage which has been done to Our Republic.

The Conservative Winds of Change are Blowing

This country sits on the brink of a new era.  The errors of democratic thought have brought us to a time when social laws are flaunted, God given laws are despised and those who take His laws seriously are hated.  The errors of democracy have been taken up by the American family and have divided it.  There are very few families where the father is the head of the family and as a result everything is in a flux with most-everyone in the family trying to take control.  The young people raised in such an anarchy, as a rule, either abhor authority or realize its importance and crave it.  From this background come the many revolutionaries who are so very disruptive to society.  This group of people is in control of the direction of things at this time.  Those who abhor authority can flop to craving authority, which is one reason that Democracies give way to Dictatorships.  These persons can also, with simple education, realize the problems resultant of a lack of authority and embrace the Republic (a form of government controlled by law).

The solution to any problem is in the understanding of what the problem is and only then can one have the hope of correcting that problem.  The disorder of our families has led to the disorder of our nation.  We need to change the direction of this country.  We can see from history (plus logic tells us) that a decadent society will not stand but crumble until a new force takes it over, usually through war.  In recent history we have seen sick societies continue to survive because other nations have protected and supported them.  But that era is coming to an end as democratic ideals have led us to such a weak position that we ourselves will have a hard time surviving, let alone supporting, other countries.  Already the forces of democratic ideals are leading us into the final stages of a failing Republic by turning us into a Socialist State which will lead to a Totalitarian State.

The winds of change start as an unperceived light wind and as the movement gains force it becomes more and more noticeable until it is such a force that it will restore the Republic.  The winds of decadence are more easily stopped because God has given every man an upward reach.  But the winds of righteous change are unstoppable not only because they have the Almighty behind them but because those who are part of it know they are right and those who oppose know down deep in their heart that they are wrong.

The silent majority has been silent too long.  One of the results of democratic ideals is that statesmen become politicians. No one, of any value, wants to be a politician.  Politicians are considered the low of the low life.  But one doesn’t have to be a politician to run for office.  One can and should be statesman.  The difference is in serving the law rather than serving oneself.

Our nation was founded on the principals of law; a Republic, with safeguards to protect it from the forces which would destroy it by changing it to a Democracy.  The time is late but that lateness in itself lets us see clearly what is before us.

Already we have seen the wind of change even though the news media has tried to hide it.  We have seen it in our friends and neighbors and heard the wind picking up force by the volume of the crowd talking about the problems and some of the solutions.

All that is needed is more understanding to bring about a stronger wind of change.  It is our hope that this and our related web site (www.squidoo.com/whatdemocracy) can bring about an understanding that will take US back to The Republic.  Your voice can be added to the volume of the wind of change by helping spread the knowledge of the difference between a Republic and a Democracy.  This simple understanding brings about a difference in the way people think and vote.  Once the populace knows its duty in electing the moral man, we are on the road to recovery.  Remember, a Democracy has to have amoral men in order to continue and if a moral man is elected and realizes it is his duty to do what is right, then that man will be a Representative of a Republic.  The man that has been elected as a Representative of a Democracy and believes it his duty to do as the majority wants, regardless of right or wrong, and then realizes that it is his duty to do what is right, that Representative of a Democracy becomes a Representative of a Republic.

The flier What Democracy? seems to be a good introductory article to which most people are receptive.  Copies can be emailed, faxed, handed out and mailed to friends and associates.  The associate web site “http://www.squidoo.com/whatdemocracy” has links where pdf, jpig, and text copies can be downloaded to send.  They have copyrights on them but as long as they are sent in tact, you are welcome to use them.  The web site also has educational materials including a video on types of government.

The moral majority needs to vote for the moral man. Then kneel down to pray and watch the winds of change blow.

So, What Should We Do?

The first step to any solution is to understand the problem.  Study the issue and become comfortable with it.  At our web site, http://www.squidoo.com/whatdemocracy, there are some books listed which can give you and some friends a good grasp of the issue.  Also there is a video from YouTube which is real relivent to the issue.  Become as knowledgeable on the subject as is possible.

The problem is that the American people have been told by so many for so long that they believe this is a democracy.  Hopefully this blog will be of some value.  Our associated web site, http//www.squidoo.com/whatdemocracy, can be used as a learning center and used to email articles or to send a link to the website.  The copy of What Democracy?, with Ben Franklin on it not only catches the attention but seems to be pretty understandable and those that disagree can find enough information to interest them enough to check it out more.  What Democracy? has a copywright on it but as long as it is used as it is it can be copied and faxed or mailed or handed out.

If one person in ten would send a copy of What Democracy? or a link to www.squidoo.com/whatdemocracy to ten persons  the message would be distributed to a very large number of people.  Hopefully within the next couple of months a good number of fellow citizens well receive a copy of What Democracy? several times.  One exposure generally isn’t enough to really effect most people.

This nation is at a critical point in history and if the tide is not changed now the conciqences could be a very long term problem for generations to come.  The political and economic situation is almost out of control.

What Democracy? has been handed out at my retail store during elections for about fifteen years and this is the first year it has really been paid much attention.  The political climate has changed most people seem to realize the situation is critical and are more willing to do something than ever before.  So, seize the opportunity and lets change the direction of the country and the world.  We really have no choice.

But, I have left the most important to last.  This is a conflict between the forces of good and evil, no not Star Wars, but God and Satin and their minions.  As a result the most important issue is that of prayer and sacrifice.  Without Gods asistance there is no hope, things have gone to far.  But that is why people are so interested because they can see it is critical.

May God Bless Our Republic.

What Difference Does It Make, Republic or Democracy?

When voting, the man that understands that this is a Republic looks for the man who is moral enough to do what is right and is interested in following the laws of: #1 God; #2 The Constitution; #3 Laws of the State. The voters attitude is basically a long term outlook with a concern for future generations. The man who personifies the ideals of a Republic could be a juror in that he is disinterested in himself and is interested in doing his duty.

Whereas, when voting, the man that understands that this is a Democracy looks for the man who is going to vote as he wants him to vote. The attitude is basically, “ Me, me, me – Now, now, now“. The man who personifies the ideals of a Democracy could be a labor union representative whose job it is to get the best deal for his people pretty much regardless of how it effects anyone else.

If the electorate believes that this is a Republic then it will elect (as a rule) moral men who will strive to do their best for the common good. And if the electorate believes that this is a Democracy it will elect amoral men who will have their own interest at heart no matter what the cost to others. In reality the representative of a Democracy will be looking to serve himself and will use the power he has to promote himself and those who will promote him.

One of the keys to understanding this issue is understanding that even though this is a Republic, if the voters and the elected officials believe it is a Democracy then through the actions of the voters and their elected officials the Republic will cease to act as a Republic and will act and react as a Democracy.

The natural tendency of men is to embrace a Democracy, for man is naturally selfish. When the men of a Republic fail to learn and teach, this is a Republic, it’s values and how it works a Republic naturally gives way to a Democracy. And once the statesman of the Republic is removed from the process of governing, those interested in controlling the masses do so by the use of events brought about to create mass hysteria in order to give the demagogues the opportunity to implement the laws they want. By this route a Democracy naturally gives way to a Dictatorship. This is why Benjamin Franklin, when asked what form of government had been installed, replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

What Democracy?

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God indivisible
with liberty and justice for all.

Constitution of the United States of America
Article IV; Section 4
The United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union,
a republican form of government….

Surprised there was no mention of democracy?

Let’s take a quick look at the difference between a Representative Republic and a Representative Democracy.

A Republic is a government by law.
A Democracy is a government by majority rule.
A Representative of a Republic (Congressman etc.) is an elected official whose duty it is to make up the laws.
A Representative of a Democracy is an elected official who is to do, as hose who elected him want him to do.
Under a Representative Republic the most important qualification for election is to be a moral man so he can uphold the law and understand hat would make a good law.  Good laws are based on morals.
Under a Representative Democracy the most important qualification for election is that the one running for election be solely interested in serving the public welfare and that he have no interest above the public welfare.
Under a Representative Republic the representative is to uphold that which is right regardless of what the majority wants.
Under a Representative Democracy the representative is to do what the people want regardless of what’s right.
Under a Representative Republic you are looking for the most moral man.
Under a Representative Democracy you are looking for an amoral man.  That is, a man who would not have morals standing in the way of the majorities will.

Although this country is supposed to be a Representative Republic, the people have been made to believe it is a Representative Democracy.  In the recent past when the people have gone to the polls they have looked for the man who promised he would give the people what they wanted. The moral man who said, “ You can’t have what you want because we would have to steal it from someone else.” Didn’t have a chance.

So if you wonder why we no longer have statesmen for representatives, its probably because you haven’t been looking for statesmen but have been looking for so called, “public servants”, who are one step away from common criminals looking for the opportunity to serve themselves.

This is a Republic not a Democracy.  Look for the moral man.