Forms of Government Part2

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

~Benjamin Franklin

 

Those words say it all, there is nowhere else in history that best describes the forma of government of DEMOCRACY best.  In essence it is mob rule mentality.  Just vote on something and whatever the majority votes becomes law.  You want John Doe’s property, just vote and obtain 51% of the vote.

From the time of Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato they believed that democracy was one of the worst forms of government just for the mob mentality voting.

Our founding father’s belied this same thing based upon their vast knowledge of the other forms of governments and based upon their studies of both past and their present philosophers of government.

One definition of democracy is “government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.”  This tells us that we would be voting on every single thing where there was a dilemma.  We would not have a representative in Congress or the Senate, we would be our own representatives. Of course this brings to mind the observation by Alexander Tytler, a lesser know founding father, who said,

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship….

And lo and behold, we and our fellow Americans are doing just that, aren’t they?  Every time there is a vote to place someone in an office that person is promising the world, added benefits, or some other entitlement.  By doing this we each vote away our taxes paid in to the system just to hand it to someone else who chose to just live up to the expectations of the Nanny State mentality.

Though we are constantly hearing from our representatives, our government, the news media, etc. this country is a Democracy, in fact, it is not.  This country is a Republican form of government and it is promised in the US Constitution (Article IV, section 4) which states, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”

Even though we have each finished school and moved on to start families, it is very important to study government, history of both the US and the rise and fall of nations.  It very important that we impart this knowledge on to our children and grand children so that they will know, because they are apparently not learning it in the public school system (a.k.a., Public Fool System.)

I hope you enjoyed this piece of information and hope it sparked and interest.

I find this picture to be representative of what I believe about this country.  You can see it one of two ways: 1 the symbolic nature of this country is being decimated and is slowly eroding away, or 2 the country and the symbol which it represents is being reborn and rising from the ashes.  I believe both are true and representative of what is happening in this country and it is all at the behest and vote of the people.  True patriots will cause it to rise once again.  I believe this and learn as much as possible along the road so that I will one day take my place, in what meager position I take, to help represent the people and first and foremost protect their rights!

 

 

References:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/democracy

http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quotes_by/sir+alex+fraser+tytler

 

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