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Conservatives on Fire: America Was Never Intended To Be A Democracy

I was making my rounds last night and found this great article by Jim Gourdie over at Conservatives of Fire titled America Was Never Intended To Be A Democracy.  Below is the full article:

America Was Never Intended To Be A Democracy

by Jim Gourdie

Few things will cause my blood to boil more than hearing somebody touting the virtues of democracy. I am especially infuriated when I hear one of our political leaders talk such nonsense. Yet we do hear “the blessings” of democracy being preached by those in government, often by our own State Department.

Our Founders did everything possible to avoid democracy in the new nation they were creating. You will not find the word democracy in the declaration of Independence or in the Constitution of the United States of America or in the constitutions of any of the  fifty states. Our Founders new very well the dangers of democracy’s tyranny of the majority over the minority. They deliberately established a republic to constrain the excesses of democracy.

Democracy inevitably leads to bigger and bigger central governments. Big central governments inevitably leads to less and less freedom. Less freedom inevitably leads to tyrannical dictatorships.

Why then has our government, over the last century or more, promoted democracy to undeveloped countries around the world; Central and South America,  Africa, Asia and, most recently in the Middle East? Have they learned nothing from the historical results of their efforts? Surely it can not be due to ignorance, can it?

As a result of our education system being taken over by the so-called progressives since the sixties,  I think we would be stunned by how so few Americans today understand that America is a republic and not a democracy. I fear that most Americans today do not even know what the difference is between a democracy and a republic.

Below you will find a marvelous ten minute video that explains the differences in the various forms of government devised by man. Please take time to watch it. Pay special attention to the last two minutes where the description of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire is chillingly similar to what is happening in America today. If you have teenagers in your family, you may want to consider having them watch this video. If you know any teachers personally, maybe you could suggest that they use this video in their classrooms. I really think the video is that good.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

H/T Questioning With Boldness…

We need to understand that a democracy is nothing more than mob rule.  It’s akin to citizens in the old west marching down to the jail house with torches in hand to string up the bad guy without a trial.  That my friends is democracy in action and that is not how things are suppose to roll in America.  You see we’re a republic and our views and opinions are represented by officials elected by the people.  It’s essential that we know the difference between the two.  One promotes liberty and freedom, while the other leads to tyranny and bondage.  Jim did a great job highlighting this point.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!

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  • Steve Dennis July 27, 2011 at 5:23 AM

    That was a great post by Jim and this is a pet peeve of mine as well. It drives me crazy when I hear a politician talk about “our democracy.” These two terms have become synonymous when they are anything but. The founders feared democracy and made sure they created a republic but you wouldn’t know this by listening to our elected officials.
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  • silverfiddle July 27, 2011 at 7:25 AM

    There are a lot of things they no longer teach in school, and I’m beginning to side with those who believe it is intentional.

    I do my subversive best by teaching my kids this stuff myself. The 5000 Year Leap is a good starting point for a middle schooler.
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  • Trestin July 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    It is no coincidence that the push for democracy coincided with the rise of public schools and mass media. As they move us further from our Republic foundations all they have to do is convince or make apathetic the majority of the people.
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  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire July 27, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Thanks for re-posting, John. To convince the majority of American that democracy is not what they have been taught it is, will be a long and difficult road of re-education.
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  • Otis P. Driftwood July 28, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    I have tried to explain to friends, who mistakenly think we are a Democracy, that we are a Republic. Their main sticking point is that we are allowed to vote. And no matter how many times I tell them that we elect people to vote for us, they still don’t get it. I will be forwarding this post, via link, to the most vehement among them. I should win a few bets. Thanks.

    • Otis P. Driftwood July 28, 2011 at 11:24 AM

      I will be linking BOTH posts, Jim’s and yours.