“Man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan
The problem is that democracy is not freedom. Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with real freedom. Our founding fathers clearly understood this, as evidenced not only by our “Republican constitutional system” but also by their writings in the “Federalist Papers” and elsewhere. John Adams argued that democracies merely grant revocable rights to citizens depending on the whims of the masses, while a republic exists to secure and protect pre-existing rights.
Yet how many Americans know that the word democracy is found neither in the Constitution nor the Declaration of Independence, our very founding documents?
Simply put, freedom is the absence of government coercion. Our founding fathers understood this and created the least-coercive government in the history of the world. The Constitution established a very limited, decentralized government to provide national defense and little else. For the first time, a government was created to protect the rights, liberties and property of its citizens. This reflected the founders’ belief that democratic government could be tyrannical as any king.
The stark truth is that America is now passing from a constitutional republic into “democracy,” the new world order of one-world government. World dominion is the ages-old dream of those who have mastered the science of control over people. We see this, for example, in an elegant form of brainwashing in the innocent use of words like “democracy,” “freedom,” “regionalism home rule – creating a state within a state,” by our politicians, our president, some of our news media, in place of “republic” – representative government of the people and for the people.
If we hope to remain free, we must cut through the concrete meaning to the words some politicians and media use to deceive us.
We must reassert that America is a republic, not a democracy, and remind ourselves that the Constitution places limits on government that no majority can overrule. We must resist any use of the word freedom to describe state action. Every politician on earth claims to support freedom. The problem is so few of them understand the simple meaning of the word.
For that reason, it is imperative that the American people know precisely and without question the difference between a republic and a democracy and where our president, our Congress, our governors and our state lawmakers stand on this issue and what they will or will not do to protect the constitutional American republic’s sovereignty!