|In America we call ourselves a democracy but technically, we are not! We are a republic. What is the difference? A republic elects "wise men" who then are supposed to go to congress and use their wisdom to do what is right in government decision making. A democracy is often "mob rule." And if the mob goes bonkers, they start calling for bad decisions. |
"Some will respond that big government is what the majority of voters want, and that in a democracy, the majority rules. But America's Founders didn't found a democracy, they founded a republic. The authors of the Federalist Papers, arguing for ratification of the Constitution, showed how pure democracy has led historically to tyranny. Instead, they set up a limited government, with checks and balances, to help ensure that the reason of the people, rather than selfish passions of a majority, would hold sway" (IMPRIMIS, Sept. 2009, by Dr. Walter Williams).
"Unaware of the distinction between a democracy and a republic, many today believe that a majority consensus establishes morality. Nothing could be further from the truth."
Most do not realize it but when we vote for a president and vice-president, we are actually voting for members of the Electoral College, who then select these men for office. There was one case in history when they voted for the president that the majority did not vote for. But usually, they vote for the men that their district voted for by a majority.
Now why did the founding fathers NOT want the decision for a president left in the hands of a majority? Because they did not trust the whims of the majority! The majority can be fickle! Wise men, and Godly men, are to lead the country, not simply those selected by a mob, the majority.
The problem today is that (1) the mob is ignorant and unwise, (2) and those they vote for are equally immoral and dumb! As well, those we send to Congress are misleading the people, and are unwise, selfish, and ungodly. Therefore, the republic is failing! The Constitution is to be the guide of the nation but it is being ignored. It is no longer taught in our universities and in our law schools. Therefore, tyranny is replacing the rule of the Constitution. Barack Hussein Obama had the audacity to say that "what the Constitution did not mention, could be put into place, and guide the nation." In other words, what it did not say, could be the rule. Thus, rules and laws could be made that are not enacted by the Congress, and the president could act unilaterally and do what he wanted without the direction of the Constitution or of the Congress! This means dictatorship and tyranny!
One example of the destruction that is going on in our nation: Barack Hussein Obama says that, yes indeed, criminal foreigners (those who illegally sneak into our country) should not receive health care, therefore, they must be made citizens, THEN they can receive FREE health benefits!
The majority in Congress who are democrats are going along with the president because the minorities who are getting all the free stuff, will vote democratic and keep the communist socialization of our nation going!
The minorities and those under thirty years of age, are not paying attention. The apostasy is here, and there is no turning this ship around! Since every decision made in life is theological, what is now taking place has spiritual implications. Our country is being destroyed spiritually and not simply socially! We are going to be judged for our homosexuality, abortions, and teaching of evolution to our children! – Dr. Mal Couch