Originally posted by mulberryblueshimmer
Only 3 words can describe this................
poetry in motion
Originally posted by LiquidationOfDiscrepancy
Is America really a Democracy or is it a Republic? If Jefferson was alive today his eyes, and ears would not be pleased. It was Federalist like Hamilton who thought that Democracy threaten Liberty. I totally disagree with that.
Hamilton also thought that the common man was not fit to run this nation. He thought the common man was stupid, and uneducated. He wanted the plutocratic who were educated to run this nation. Again I disagree with Hamilton. Hamilton wanted a strong Federal Government that interpreted our Constitution loosely.
Jackson on the other hand created the spoils system and also supported a nation were people had more control over the Federal powers. Some people are blind and do no understand the freedoms we are loosing. We need to educate ourselves and help make America a better place for us all to live in.
It is a God given right for us to have our natural freedoms, and to have the right to pursue happiness.
History revolves around money, power, and inequality.
By the way interesting post soficrow.
Originally posted by soficrow
I LOVE that line!
"The United States is a republic, NOT a democracy." Like the two are mutually exclusive.
But hey. BS baffles brains - and whatever works, works. So go ahead and try to rewrite history, plus the dictionary, all at one time. You might get away with it.
PS. A "republic" is a state or government, specifically one headed by a president (not a king, emperor, or other monarch), in which the power is exercised by officials elected by the voters (not by monarchs who inherit their positions by "divine right," or by officials appointed by monarchs).
...So specifically, a republic IS a democracy.
Alexander Fraser Tytler
(Scottish professor of history at Edinburgh University, a.k.a. Lord Woodhouselee, author of The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic (1776))
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. [Tytler describes the life cycle of civilization as from Bondage to Spiritual Faith to Great Courage to Liberty to Abundance to Selfishness to Complacency to Apathy to Dependency and back into Bondage.] "