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Originally posted by gladtobehere
A pure "democracy" is the equivalent of mob rule: "rule of the majority". In a democracy, the majority of a town could vote to prevent women from driving. In a nation of laws under a Constitution, everyone would be equally protected, but we dont just want a nation of laws, we want just laws. Who decides if the laws are just? The Constitution. Though I would argue there are many laws on the books right now which are blatantly unconstitutional and are more reminiscent of mob rule.
Originally posted by dasman888
I do know this... a republic (is supposed to be), 2 wolves, a lamb, and one other elected by those 3 to oversee the dynamics of state affairs, and prevent a majority from victimizing the minority.
A democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on what's for lunch. A democracy is unbridled Majority power. If you're odd, black, Indian, from Asia, or collect bizarre yard art, in a democracy the rest of "the people" can vote as right anything they want to do to you, and there's no recourse, because "the people have spoken."
A republic, is supposed to be based on principles and the "rule of law", vs rule of mob law.
Originally posted by poet1b
Once again, the U.S. constitution was written based on the same philosophies as the Declaration of Independence, written by Jonathan Locke, there was no scam.
From the beginning the biggest conflicts were over slavery. Large numbers of the slavers were loyalists to the king of England.
The U.S. government is still the best form of government that exist, and has done very very well since its inception.
Anyone but a fool trusts in corporate powers over the U.S. government. All these threads attacking the U.S. gov are nothing but propaganda by people who would fancy themselves to be the new aristocrats.
In the words, of William Wallace, "They may take our lives, but they can never take, OUR FREEDOM".... Yes I understand that is a dramatization in a movie.
Originally posted by The X
we can see how "Democracy" has been foisted on, iraq, afghanistan, and now libya, we can see how the powers of the western world when they want a country under it's wings, go in with troops and propaganda.
This is done to make the rest of the world believe in the democratic process that needs to be installed in these "lawless dictatorships" that constantly abrogate the rights of it's citizens.
I can see now how the founding fathers of the USA could have been useful dupes or worse providing the reason for the UK to be there, to provide the illusion that the US was free from the tyranny of the king and that it was free.
When in fact all that has happened is the illusion of freedom has been so greatly accepted and believed only now 200years later, are the facts of your royal ownership becoming widely known.