They Want Democracy?
“Democracy is the most vile form of government.”- James Madison.
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.” -Thomas Jefferson.
“Democracy, never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” -John Adams.
John Winthrop, the Pilgrim father whose vision of a “city on a hill” so inspired Ronald Reagan,
“A democracy is ... accounted the meanest and worst form of
Democracies establish a tyranny of the majority and have no filter for the passions of the people to work through before there is action. Direct democracy can only work in a small group. Even at the start of our country, the Founders knew that the United States was too populated and too large to have a workable democracy.
“Thomas Jefferson knew what he was talking about when he declared that the REPRESENTATIVE SYSTEM was the ONLY DEVICE by which the rights of man could be assured.”- James Boyle, 1912.
"The framers of the Constitution were entirely familiar with the failure of direct democracy in the government of numerous populations and they were influenced by their knowledge of that failure in devising our own structure of republican government.” Hon Samuel W McCall, 1911.
Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution, guarantees to every state in this union a Republican form of government.... Conversely, the word democracy is not mentioned even once in the Constitution.
Representative McCall spoke against this effort.
“It is now proposed to abandon the discovery of modern times to which Jefferson referred (a republic) and which he declared to be the only method by which rights can be secured and to put in its stead the discarded device of the ancients (a
democracy)....” Referring to those wanting to make America a democracy, he said that they
…“advocate the return to the reactionary policies which thousands of years ago demonstrated their destructive effect upon the government of any considerable
In other words: the persons in office are there at the “pleasure” of the people
(by voting them into office), and only during good behavior (they can be removed from office by the people if the people disapprove of the their
conduct), and that no section of the “body of the people” should have special standing or influence lest a small group take control and act as a tyranny while falsely claiming to still be a republic.
On April 16, you can participate, from the comfort of your home, in a free, live, online, town hall with Congressman Mike Pence and Dr. Larry Arnn and Dr. Paul Moreno of Hillsdale College. "Economic Liberty and the Constitution" starts at 10:00 a.m. EDT. You’ll learn how our economic liberty has diminished and how we can get it back under the U.S. Constitution.
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