“In a democracy like ours,” a history teacher begins his lecture.
The Record of American Democracy (ROAD) is a website that has been gathering information since 1984, and was named “Best Political Science Research Website” by the American Political Science Association, according to their website.
“The past few decades have brought a shift in the nature of American democracy,” according to an article in the Yale University Press written by Alan Wolfe. Wolfe goes on to suggest that we should form a movement to protect “American Democracy”.
America is falsely referred to as a democracy countless times a day by political figures, professors, research organizations and additional “officials.” Our founding fathers, more than anything, feared democracy for our country.
“…democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention;…have ever been found incompatible with personal security and the rights of property, and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths,” said James Madison, widely known as the “Father of the Constitution”.
“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,” according to Article IV, Section 3 of the United States Constitution.
The Father of our Constitution refers to democracy as a condition that brings turbulence, contention, violation of rights and ends in a violent death. To further that, our Constitution guarantees a Republican form of government, as opposed to a Democratic one.
Our nation has been a republic from the start, but now people are beginning to throw around the term democracy so much that we’re beginning to believe them. This is nothing but lies and a betrayal of the American people.
Their attempt to make us believe that we run the show will backfire when, God forbid, we believe them. The moment that something happens, the people protest and think they can do something about it will come. I fear the thought of what the people will do when they’re told the truth.
Democracy is not a stable form of government, is comparable to mob rule, and doesn’t have the best track record. It is nothing more than mob mentality being given the power to run the country, pitchforks in hand.
Germany had a democratic form of government when they elected the Nazis into power. The people of Athens voted democratically to sentence Socrates to death. It is clear that the majority can and have been fooled in the past.
“It has been observed that a pure democracy…would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity,” Alexander Hamilton said in a speech for the New York Ratification Convention on June 21, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton, on a separate occasion, also said, “We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of democracy.”
This insinuates that democracy is worse than despotism. Despotism is defined as absolutism or absolute political power in the form of a monarchy or oligarchy and is comparable to tyranny according to The Merriam Webster Dictionary. Alexander Hamilton is so fearful of what evils that democracy could bring upon our nation that he says tyranny is one thing compared to the extremes of democracy.
In Plato’s The Republic, Socrates places democracy just above tyranny as second worst on the system of how he believed a government would fail, system by system.
It is imperative that our government hold strong in its identity as a Constitutional Republic, especially now at such a crucial time in the country’s history. If we waver or fight amongst ourselves about who we are, the United States will have no chance to survive against her enemies, foreign and domestic.