What we are witnessing today is the absolute reason our Founders did not want the United States of America to be a Democracy. It’s a blaring example of how correct they were when they chose a Constitutional Republic. To call us a Democracy is an insult.
To refresh your memory, a Constitutional Republic in America is:
” a constitutionally limited government of the representative type, created by a written Constitution–adopted by the people and changeable (from its original meaning) by them only by its amendment–with its powers divided between three separate Branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Here the term “the people” means, of course, the electorate.”*
America is not a Democracy. Our Forefathers intended for it to not be a Democracy. They said so as often as they could.
“It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.” — Alexander Hamilton, in a June 21, 1788
That about says it all, but wait, there’s more from our Forefathers:
“We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy.” — Alexander Hamilton earlier During the Constitutional Convention
“Democracy never lasts long,” —- John Adams
“It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.” “There was never a democracy that ‘did not commit suicide.'” — John Adams
“… 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 are violent in their deaths.” — James Madison, The Federalist, No. 10:
Fisher Ames served in the U.S. Congress during the eight years of George Washington’s presidency. A prominent member of the Massachusetts convention that ratified the Constitution for that state, he termed democracy*
“a government by the passions of the multitude, or, no less correctly, according to the vices and ambitions of their leaders.”
On another occasion, he labeled democracy’s majority rule one of
“the intermediate stages towards … tyranny.” He later opined: “Democracy, in its best state, is but the politics of Bedlam; while kept chained, its thoughts are frantic, but when it breaks loose, it kills the keeper, fires the building, and perishes.” And in an essay entitled, The Mire of Democracy, he wrote that the framers of the Constitution, “intended our government should be a republic, which differs more widely from a democracy than a democracy from a despotism.”
Even government handbooks railed against Democracy.
“A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of “direct expression.” Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic — negating property rights. Attitude of the law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.” —- War Department’s 1928 — Training Manual No. 2000-25,” Intended for use in citizenship training, and what followed.
As you can see, our Forefathers warned us of why a pure democracy does not work. The tyranny of the majority is being played out today, in real time, by the despotic Democrats in the House of Representatives led by Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff. The entire impeachment of our president is a farce, a concocted attempt to overthrow a sitting president using, what they would like you to believe, are real and honest rules.
“He’s directing witnesses not to answer questions that he doesn’t want the witness to answer if they’re asked by Republicans,” Scalise charged. “He’s not cut off one Democrat. He’s not interrupted one Democrat and told a witness not to answer Democrat members’ questions but today he started telling witnesses not to answer questions by certain Republicans.” — The Patriot Post — America’s News Digest
Schiff has also directed the Republicans can only ask three questions he approves. Tyrant?
Proving our Forefathers right about the tyranny of the majority, the rules Adam Schiff is imposing, as the chair of the majority, are beyond tyrannical and it seems there is nothing we can do about it. But is that true? Can we do something about it? I say yes.
Our Forefathers never imagined there would come a time when the “free press” would align itself with a political party to impose their unconstitutional beliefs on the American People.
But they did offer solutions:
“If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution…” — Alexander Hamilton
I believe he would agree if part of the federal government, “should overpass the just bounds of authority,” as the House is now and we should “take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution…”
The House is injuring our Constitution as we speak.
“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government.”– Thomas Jefferson
Even our Declaration of Independence calls for the people to rise:
“….That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it”
I know there are some on this site who don’t accept the evidence and that’s why we have some of the problems in America today. They are called Democrat.
The difference between a Democracy and a Republic is defined here: An Important Distinction: Democracy versus Republic