Saturday, September 15, 2007

The USA is not a Democracy (and isn't even supposed to be one)

How many times have you heard "we're a democracy" and "we're spreading democracy"?

The U.S.A. is NOT EVEN SUPPOSED to be a democracy. It's supposed to be a Constitutional Republic. The word "democracy" is NOT mentioned ONCE in the Constitution. The Founding Fathers wanted a nation built on the principles of individual freedom and limited government.

Here is a good explanation of the difference between a democracy and a Constitutional Republic:

From http://www.dailypaul.com/node/1958
" pure Democracy is nothing more than "mob rule" with no provisions for the rights of the individual. The Founding Fathers saw this as one of the worst forms of government and in their wisdom provided a framework to secure the rights of the individual, ie., a Constitution and a Bill of Rights with separation of powers subject to Judicial Review which is the "Rule of Law" we live under.

True that we do elect our head of state and representatives by a Democratic system, ie., majority popular vote. (Although with the Electoral College and the Florida debacle that's even in question), but that aside, once our head of state and representatives are elected democratically they are bound by their oath of office to "uphold, obey and defend the Constitution, so help them God" thus a Constitutional Republic.

A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens. In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches and the will of the majority of the population is checked by protections for individual rights so that no individual or group has absolute power. The fact that a constitution exists that limits the government's power, makes the state constitutional. That the head(s) of state and other officials are chosen by election, rather than inheriting their positions, and that their decisions are subject to judicial review makes a state republican."

I believe the spreading of the lie that the USA is supposed to be a democracy makes it easier for the media to manipulate the public and sway opinion.

If the media declares "51% of survey respondents support a ban on pork rinds", then Joe Public will then think "oh well it's a democracy, and if the majority want it banned then so be it", instead of "Hey, I have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of pork rinds, as long as my eating pork rinds doesn't violate someone else's rights", as the Founding Fathers would advocate.

Even if the USA were supposed to be a democracy, it is far from one. Instead, it's a Corporatocracy and a carefully concealed oligarchy:
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_anthony__070903_the_ghosts_inside_th.htm

" the two-party system is the true cancer eating away at the heart of this republic. The notion that both sides have a grasp on absolute truth, politically and morally is one of the greatest lies perpetrated against the American people."

Restore the Republic!

5 comments:

Braden said...

You are absolutely right on so many things! And I sense that you may suspect much more than what you write.

This country is a Constitutional Republic and the two-party system is a massive hoax!

I'm glad that Paul gave me the link to your blog! Keep researching and writing, we need people like you speaking out!

Anonymous said...

Spread this blog, and the message, to as many people as you know! The American Revolution was supposedly won with <2% of the population. It doesn't take much. It probably won't take much to win the Republic back.

Barry Donegan said...

yeah, the term democracy is the american cartoon character... the american version of the roman Fasces.

Dirk said...

This is an excellent video that explains democracy, as well as the other politicaly systems in the world:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6732659166933078950&q=overview+of+america&total=217&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=

Paul said...

Actually the U.S. is technically not a democracy AT ALL. Members of the electoral collage are NOT required to vote with popular opinion. Most people don't know this because the electoral college almost always votes with the majority vote (guaranteeing that the public voice is put into action). And you can believe that if a member steps out of line they will be removed immediately. However, the system is already in place for the elites to control the election process... the fact that the public puts their 2 cents in to a slotted box is absolutely MEANINGLESS.

I know this because one of my Constitutional Law Profs in Highschool actually knew a guy in the electoral college. He said he used to get some crazy mail around election time. Candidates basically begging for his vote (possibly offering bribes, etc). What it comes down to is the electoral college is an elitist group that can vote for whomever they want as president. Period.