First Principles: A Republic, If You Can Keep It.

 “A republic, if you can keep it.” – Benjamin Franklin

After the Biden Administration has repetitively stressed calling the American way of life over and over again, it seems there is no better time to remind those misinformed to read the Constitution. We are a constitutional representative government not a democracy. Our founding fathers deeply considered how our government should be formed and how to best wisely govern. Across the board, ‘democracy’ was ruled out as creating chaos and being self-destructive. Our form of government is written right into the Constitution if any reader should doubt this. If still confused after reading the words in the Constitution, please consult The Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers and James Madison’s Note from the Constitutional Convention. If you still have any lingering doubt, consider this. If you are a citizen of these United States, when was the last time anyone asked you to vote on a Federal taxation rate, to go to war or pursue any ‘police action’ or anything of such consequence beyond the referendums questionably pursued by a handful of states. Democracy means, you vote, I vote. We add up all the votes of each citizen on each thing, process, proclamation, et al., and then the total winner, even if by one vote, wins. We are a constitutional representative republic, not a democracy, President Biden and company….

About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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