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Monday, January 24, 2011

Republic or Democracy - What's the Difference?

Why Americans - and all others who would be free, must choose a Republic rather than a "Democracy".

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Founding Fathers regarded a democracy as the most vile form of government ever devised by Man.

What has destroyed every democracy in past times is that after 40 to 45 yrs., the 51% majority finds out that it can vote itself access to the wealth of the 49% minority.

More and more people move from the ranks of the producers to that of the parasite consumers. Eventually the demands of the bloated parasite majority cannot be sustained by what is left of the producing minority and the whole top heavy system collapses. That is where we are at now.

The only way wealth can be "redistributed" (stolen) from the producers is to abolish property rights.

Communism is a democracy.

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man you guys really are that crazy aren't you. I thought that people like all of you were just stories that I was told. Well i guess the sane worlds only option is to wait for you to die and move on with actually making our country (yes ours, not just yours) a better place.

7:19 PM  
Blogger CKohr7 said...

This is a great summary of why America was set up as a Constitutional Republic, short and to the point.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Don in N.Z. said...

"Democracy" is a loose rubeer term that has come to mean almost anything.

Without a constitution upholding freedom, defining and securing individual and private property rights, democracy, via 51% or more of the vote gives people the power to vote away their property and their freedom.

No wonder the Soviets used the term democracy many times in their constitution. During the 70s, I managed to acquire a copy of the Soviet News from a member of our armed services in which their constitution was printed. It may well have been for propaganda purposes and probably distributed by the local Russian Embassy.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Don N.Z. said...

Google Ayn Rand Lexicon. Open the first listing, click on "D" in alphabet at top of window, then click on heading "Democracy". Then do the same with "Republic."

2:37 PM  
Blogger S Benard said...

Great video! I copied it to my hard drive to show my friends later.

Democracy is mob rule codified. It's what happens when a group decides that it can run roughshod over the rights of minorities, especially unpopular ones, like the rich.
An example of this was clearly understood by John Adams:
"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If `Thou shalt not covet' and `Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free." -- John Adams (A Defense of the American Constitutions, 1787)

Thus, when the "majority" thinks they have a right to violate "thou shalt not covet" and "thou shalt not steal" society-wide, a democracy rubber stamps it and calls it "redistribution of wealth". Note also that Adams knew that tyranny and anarchy were the natural consequences. In a Republic, the rule of law would protect against such violations and would rule it unconstitutional because it violates the rights of that rich minority and the Republic would protect against said "mob rule".

Apparently, one of the "Anonymouses" above was educated in a "public" school, where the government teaches that it's Okay to confiscate private property without due process and the rule of law, which they call "majority rule". Better terms would be "MOB rule"!

11:30 PM  

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