posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 09:36 AM
No, I tend to take George Mason's view on democracy and republics. He was one of the three individuals who refused to sign the Constitution. He did
this for two reasons. One; at the time, there was no 'bill of rights,' these were the first ten amendments to the Constitution, and were based on
Mason's 'Virgina Declaration of Rights' written in 1757 by Mason while he was governor of Virginia. The second reason he refused to sign is the
imbalance in the legislative branch, in his opinion, would be unsustainable beyond 250 years. He thought that there was too many handles for
corruption to grab ahold of. He was right.
I do not believe in the merits of a Constitutional Republic. I don't really care who the person is, I am distinctly uncomfortable with someone
making my decisions for me, and that is exactly what goes on in the Legislature.
I have the power and ability to make my own decisions, and I am willing to cede to the majority, as long as it is truly a majority, not a majority
representation. I think in the last 8 years, the electoral system has shown its rotted core, and in the last 6 months, we have seen clearly exactly
how much our representatives actually represent the wishes of thir respective constituencies.
As to me needing to do a little more research, I beg those that made that claim of me to do the same. Read Jefferson's Letters. Read the writings
of Benjamin Franklin. These men did wish to see a democracy in the New World. (Why else have we always called ourselves a democracy, even though we
have not yet become one?). Jefferson wrote about the dangers of a representative system, and how it should be only the most short lived system of
government in America, lest we run the risk of government becoming too big (which is what has happened).
Yes, some of the founding fathers were right d**chebags, but not all of them were. Some of them really were wise men. So, please, read all of the
founding documents, not just the ones that can fit into your pockets and convenient soundbites. They said some pretty radical things. Things that
got them into a lot of trouble with the king then, and that would get them into a lot of trouble with the Emperor today.
The biggest problem in this country right now, as far as I can see, is we are too quick to discount ideas that aren't close to other ideas. We're
all looking for the quick, ONE answer to all the worlds ills. I even fall into this trap. J. Edgar Hoover said it best..."The individual is
handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." The truth looks nothing like the lie.
Take 911 truth. Everybody loves talking about the Globalhawk that struck the Pentagon, right, and how evil Bush is for doing that to his own people?
But whenever anyone brings up the idea that it was an internal explosion rather than a missile or a plane, they are automatically discounted, and even
shunned (as in the case of an unfortunate witness to the Pentagon disaster who tried to come forward, but was immediately discounted as a disinfo
agent because his story didn't match what Alex Jones, or other people involved in the truth movement, was saying.
I also fault the survivalist movement for dividing the American people and separating them from each other. Whether you go off alone in the woods
with canned food and shotguns, or join a survival community and hunker down in the woods together with yer canned food and shotguns....that's some
pretty selfish f--ing behavior. How is that going to help us all survive and get out of this in the fewest number of pieces?!
You've already comitted murder in your own minds when you think of killing a hungry man just because he doesn't have food and you do. That's not
right. What does democracy look like? Where is the I in democracy? There is an I in republic, but where in democracy?
Solutions? Yeah, I agree, not enough are actually talking about solutions.