America is a republic
This is an email I recieved and wanted to pass it along for those interested
in living in a free republic....Beth Arnold
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting tired of hearing this
"America is a democracy" crap. It isn't. And it isn't the "Democratic
Party." It's the Democrat Party. Democratic is an adjective. Democrat is a
***** America is NOT a Democracy! *****
Pledge of Allegiance:
"...and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation, under God..."
United States Constitution, Article IV, Section 4:
"...shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of
The Federalist #10, James Madison:
"...democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have
ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of
property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been
violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this
species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to
a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time,
be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions,
and their passions..."
U.S. War Department Training Manual No. 2000-25; November 30, 1928:
DEMOCRACY: "A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass
meeting or any other form of 'direct' expression. Results of mobocracy.
Attitude toward property is communistic - negating property rights. Attitude
toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate whether it be
based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, impulse, without
restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagogism, license,
agitation, discontent, anarchy."
REPUBLIC: "Authority is derived through the election by the people of public
officials best fitted to represent them. Attitude toward property is respect
for laws and individual rights, and a sensible economic procedure. Attitude
toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles
and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences. A greater
number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its
compass. Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy.
Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment and
progress. Is the 'standard form' of government throughout the world. A
Republic is a form of government under a constitution which provides for the
election of (1) an executive and (2) a legislative body who, working
together in representative capacity, have all the power of appointment, all
power of legislation, all power to raise revenue and appropriate
expenditures and are required to create (3) a judiciary to pass upon the
justice and legality of their governmental acts and to recognize (4) certain
inherent unalienable rights. Take away any one of those four elements and
you are drifting into democracy."
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