We’ll begin by understanding what the words truth, fact, positive knowledge, and opinion mean.
Truth is defined as: “the body of real things, events, and facts,” and, “the property, as of a statement, of being in accord with fact or reality.” It defines “in truth” as: “in accordance with fact.” Simply said, truth is something real, a fact.
Fact is defined as: “something that has actual existence,” or, “an actual occurrence.” It defines “in fact” as: “in truth.” Therefore, fact is truth, truth is fact, both are real, and one supports the other.
Positive is defined as: “real, unqualified, and incontestable.” Knowledge is defined as: “the condition of apprehending truth or fact through reasoning.” Therefore, positive knowledge would be real, unqualified and incontestable truth or fact. Incontestable means “indisputable” and “unquestionable,” i.e., BEYOND ANY SHADOW OF A DOUBT.
Contrast those with the definition of opinion: “a view formed in the mind,” and, “a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge.” Meaning, opinions are make-believe and fantasy, lacking truth and fact which are both positive knowledge.
Fact and truth are undebatable. An opinion is debatable. A fact or truth is something that really happened and is shown with unbiased words. An opinion is a perception of something that is expressed with biased words. A fact or truth can change opinion, but opinion cannot change either fact or truth. The only time fact or truth won’t change an opinion is when the person, holding that opinion, is incapable of logical thought or behaving irrationally, or, in the case of a psychopathic mindset, lying, meaning, someone who might be a pathological liar and/or mentally ill. (See Chapter Five.)
Unless you’re a Nazi, like Goebbels and Hitler, merely repeating something doesn’t make it true unless it’s supported by fact. Specifically, calling our nation a democracy isn’t the truth and repeating it ad nauseam doesn’t make it the truth. Academic dogma IS NOT FACT! As revealed in Chapter One, academic dogma is established opinion WITHOUT adequate grounds, similar to the mindset of a lynch mob. Academic dogma is make-believe. Despite this, many of today’s educators think democracy and republic mean the same thing. THEY DON’T! Some think our nation is both a democracy and a republic. IT ISN’T! In fact, they’re mutually exclusive because of democracy’s precise, ALL-OR-NOTHING, definition.
According to Merriam-Webster’s, the phrase mutually exclusive means: “being related such that each EXCLUDES or PRECLUDES the other,” and, “implementing one will automatically RULE OUT the other.” The fact is, it’s IMPOSSIBLE for a government to be both a democracy and a republic. It can be one, or the other, but NEVER both. To prove this, we’re going to do what Dr. Gagnon should have done. We’re going to look at their actual definitions instead of using fantasy to create new ones.
There’s a reason why Supreme Court Justices, English teachers, and students use a dictionary. There’s a reason why attorneys, who draw up contracts, use a dictionary. The wrong word, or words, inserted in a contract can make all the difference between their client’s success or failure. WORDS HAVE MEANINGS that aren’t subject to changing interpretations. Committing slander by publicly, and repeatedly, proclaiming a well-respected doctor to be a bad physician won’t get thrown out of court just because the word bad can now mean good in slang usage.
Our Constitution is a written contract between the American people. As such, it must be strictly enforced and not changed to accommodate the mood of the day or simply because an individual wants it to mean something else. For instance, it’s NOT subject to slang interpretations where, in Article I, Section 8, use of the word money can now mean scratch or dough and use of the words training the militia can now mean gig or side hustle.
Contrary to the wishful thinking of those who would subvert our Constitution, it is most definitely NOT a living, breathing document. It can be modified by amendment only, but until that happens, it’s a set of strict and uncompromising rules that are not subject to reinterpretation by any individual, and that includes Supreme Court Justices. They do NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY to amend the Constitution, only Congress, who creates the amendment, and the individual States who ratify it do.
Correct words are important in order to be specific and ELIMINATE CONFUSION, unless you’re running a con game and prefer “2,234” descriptions for a word based on “insufficiently factual studies and unproved assumptions that allow for multiple kinds of reality” regarding the word’s meaning, and thereby, the meaning of our Constitution.
Definition of Democracy:
Merriam-Webster’s defines democracy as: “a government by the people, ESPECIALLY: rule-of-the-majority.” And, “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly OR indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.” Also, “the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the U.S.” And, pure democracy is defined as: “direct” democracy.
Government is defined as: “the act of governing.” Also, and MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY, the word especially is defined as: “in particular, in distinction from others,” and “specifically” which means: “in a definite and exact way with precision.”
Please note the word specifically DOESN’T MEAN generally, because generally means “usually” which means “most often” and is classified as an antonym of specifically, meaning the opposite of specifically, or two things that CAN’T HAPPEN at the same time, such as something being both hot and cold at the same time. This means “generally” or “usually” or “most often” rule-of-the-majority” are out! Instead, it means “rule-of-the-majority” ALL the time which means at EVERY level of government. Also, the word definite does not mean maybe, because maybe means “uncertainty” and definite means “free of uncertainty,” meaning they’re also opposites, or two things that CAN’T HAPPEN at the same time.
The word especially (specifically and definitely) means that no matter what the issue or level of government, democracy’s governing and deciding factor MUST BE particularly, distinctly, specifically, definitely, exactly, and precisely, “rule-of-the-majority.” Again, this doesn’t mean generally or at this level but not that level, it means ALL the time at EVERY level. It’s the only “specific” rule of democracy. Period! And, as such, it’s the only thing that makes democracy unique from all other forms of government.
Contrary to what many erroneously believe, the act of voting isn’t what defines government as being a democracy. Nor is the act of voting, by itself, a democratic act. What defines government as being a democracy, or democratic, is what happens AFTER the vote, “specifically,” rule-of-the-majority MUST BE the governing and deciding factor ALL the time, whether it’s the majority of the people or the majority of their representatives. If it isn’t ALL the time, then, by its very definition, it’s neither democracy nor democratic. So, whether a government qualifies as being a democracy, or democratic, is very simple – either it’s governed by rule-of-the-majority ALL the time, or it isn’t, there is NO MIDDLE GROUND. This distinction (“in distinction from others”) is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, as it’s the one and only thing that makes democracy UNIQUE from all other forms of government. This also means that rule-of-the-majority, by itself, doesn’t make government a democracy, or democratic, either. Rule-of-the-majority ALL the time does. (i.e., especially: rule-of-the-majority.) Got it? If not, go back and read this entire definition again and keep rereading it until you do.
Most Americans and academicians have GOTTEN SLOPPY and don’t accurately understand what it means to be a democracy. Therefore, what educators are teaching their students is WRONG. They think voting and rule-of-the-majority, by themselves, automatically make every government some form of democracy. THEY DON’T. Democracy means rule-of-the-majority ALL the time. How many forms of ALL are there? Something is either “all” or it isn’t. Think of the word unanimous which means “the consent of ALL.” How many forms of unanimous are there? It doesn’t mean “the consent of most.” Voting and rule-of-the-majority, by themselves, don’t make any government a democracy, never mind a form of democracy. Every form of government has rules and almost ALL forms of government utilize voting and rule-of-the-majority to some degree. What makes democracy UNIQUE is that it uses rule-of-the-majority ALL the time. It’s the ONLY FORM of government THAT DOES. Every OTHER form of government DOESN’T, and we don’t.
Words have meanings. So, to recap: Direct democracy means nothing more than pure democracy or voting by the people on everything. Indirect democracy means nothing more than representative democracy or voting by their representatives on some or most things. Whether direct or indirect, if it’s democracy, then it MUST USE rule-of-the-majority ALL the time at EVERY level of government. Not most levels, but EVERY level. That’s what “ESPECIALLY: rule-of-the-majority” means and that’s what makes it democracy. If it doesn’t use rule-of-the-majority ALL the time, then it’s NOT democracy – it’s some other form of government.
Consider these inherent problems with democracy. Who are the people? Illegal immigrants are people, should they vote? Insane citizens are people, should they vote? Four-year-olds are people, should they vote? Convicted psychopathic murderers, rapists, and pedophiles are people, should they vote? That’s only six different categories, but you get the idea. On top of that, you’ve got direct, or indirect, it doesn’t matter. Making things even more CONFUSING, you have a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. Usually doesn’t mean always, so when then? There’s only one thing that is specifically required to make a government a democracy, and it’s this – “ESPECIALLY”: rule-of-the-majority,” meaning, “rule-of-the-majority ALL the time.” So either a government has it ALL the time, or it doesn’t, there is NO MIDDLE GROUND for democracy. Everything else is window dressing.
Please note that part of the definition of the word democracy is this: “the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the U.S.” There would be nothing wrong with this, IF our nation was a democracy.
By definition, a direct (pure) democracy has no requirement for representatives and no specific requirement to govern according to law, because the people decide every issue by voting on it directly. Rule-of-the-majority means fifty-one percent wins every time, legal or otherwise. This means, like it or not, there is no limit to governmental authority, no guaranteed due process of law, and no protected minority rights, only what the majority chooses to give and only for as long as they feel like it.
The Greek philosopher Socrates lived in a direct democracy and was forced by his fellow citizens to drink poison hemlock. His crime? Daring to state publicly that democracy’s rule-of-the-majority ignored ethics and morality, instead promoting what he called the pursuit of goodness, or what our Founding Fathers called virtue. Those in power grew tired of hearing him defend minorities and voted to have him executed.1 A perfect example of direct democracy in action is a lynch mob.
By definition, an indirect (representative) democracy has elected representatives, but, periodically held free elections may, or may not, happen. “Usually,” as the definition says, yes, which means always, no. It depends on who’s in power, a bit like a dictatorship. Rule-of-the-majority still applies no matter who does the voting. Still no limit to governmental authority, no guaranteed due process of law, and no protected minority rights. Whether you like it or not, an indirect democracy is little better than hiring a hitman instead of doing it yourself.
Historically, there are three valid reasons why democracies always fail.
First, democracies tend to be INEFICIENT due to irrational voters who make decisions without facts. Uneducated voters choose propaganda over truth which leads to decreasing political opposition, erosion of checks and balances, and results in wealth disparity and racial discrimination.2,3,4 Unscrupulous political elites sway the majority by using false words and phrases (lies) which create a façade, or illusion of truth, to mask the reality of their elite rule, shifting the exercise of their power from direct oppression (threats, intimidation, whips, chains, violently enforced segregation, etc.) to manipulation (lies, half-truths, pretending to care, offering meaningless programs, welfare checks in exchange for votes, etc.).5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Second, democracies tend to LACK POLITICAL STABILITY due to their mob rule-of-the-majority attitude and shifting public opinion based on current whims that are, in today’s world, being continually propagated by demagogues and a biased media to sell influence.15,16 Meaning, democracies lead to tyranny-of-the-majority and discontent which results in jealousy and hate.
Third, and by no means last in importance, as Socrates discovered, more than any other form of government, democracies are PRONE TO VIOLENCE, such as out-of-control protests, bloody riots, throwing objects, lootings, bombings, torching cars, setting fires to buildings, destroying other property, taking over parts of a city, disrupting traffic, and physical attacks such as beatings, stabbings, shootings, killings, and other heinous acts of mob hysteria.17,18,19,20,21
For all these reasons and more, our Founding Fathers UNANIMOUSLY said “NO” to democracy.
Definition of Republic:
Merriam-Webster’s defines republic as: “a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president.” Also: “a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote AND is exercised by elected officers AND representatives responsible to them AND governing according to law.”
Our Republic has elected officers and representatives and a written Constitution to make sure they govern “according to law.” Laws that limit governmental power, guarantee due process, and protect minority rights, i.e., republican rights. Republican rights that include everything from ownership of property to personal freedoms. Citizens cannot be forced to drink poison hemlock simply because the majority dislike their opinion. Rule-of-the-majority is NOT the governing and deciding factor in a republic. The rule-of-law is, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT.
In other words: In a democracy, rule-of-the-majority IS the governing and deciding factor ALL the time. Period! In a republic, rule-of-law IS the governing and deciding factor ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. See the difference? A republic PROTECTS our rights, which is why our Founding Fathers chose it as a form of government. A democracy wouldn’t. If it did, then it would no longer be a democracy, it would be a republic. Got it?
In addition, a republic requires voters to be “citizens entitled to vote” whereas democracy only says “the people” and makes no distinction between those who are entitled and those who aren’t (i.e., age requirement, citizenship, mental status, etc.).
COMMENTS: Based on the fact that our nation is a Republic which guarantees every State a “Republican Form of Government,” States like California, who are openly advocating for allowing illegal aliens to vote, are openly calling for breaking the law. It might not matter in a democracy, but it matters in a republic. Plus, ask yourself this: Do you think for one moment that California’s Democrats would be in favor of this if they thought illegals would vote overwhelmingly Republican?
To help control and restrain our government and to protect our personal rights, i.e., republican rights, our Constitution does three important things:
First, it outlines the three branches of the federal government and their responsibilities – the Legislative Branch (House and Senate) who make the laws; the Executive Branch (President, Vice President, and Cabinet) who carry out the laws; and the Judicial Branch (Supreme Court and other Courts) who evaluate and enforce the laws.
Second, and more important, Article I, Section 8 (of our Constitution) delegates powers to the federal government for eighteen specific purposes. In other words, the federal government was not delegated unlimited power to do whatever it wanted. To further clarify this point, Amendment X, of the republican Bill of Rights, was added to our Constitution two years later as promised. It says:
“The powers not delegated to the United States, i.e., federal government, by the Constitution as listed in Article I, Section 8, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
By specifically stating those eighteen things in plain English, the States were limiting the federal government’s power in scope and authority. Amendment X said everything else beyond those eighteen specific things, an unlimited and infinite number, was delegated or “reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” themselves to handle. This was done so the people and their States could retain control over their own federal government, not surrender to it and end up like Socrates.
Third, and even more important, Article IV, Section 4 of our Constitution says the following:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”
That we have a Republican form of government is both documented FACT and the absolute, incontestable TRUTH, meaning, beyond any shadow of a doubt! Republicanism is defined as: “adherence to a republican form of government,” and, “the principles, policy, or practices of the Republican party of the U.S.”
COMMENTS: This means the Republican Party and Republicans believe in republicanism which adheres to our Republican form of government as stipulated in our Constitution. The phrase adheres to means: “to act in the way that is required by rule, belief, or promise.” When Republicans put their hand on a bible and promise to protect and defend our Constitution, they mean it and that includes supporting our Electoral College which protects the rights of our smaller States and the citizens of those States. On the other hand, the Democratic Party believes in democracy and its rule-of-the-majority all the time, something that we’re not. It’s no secret that Democrats want to do away with the Electoral College so that larger States will dominate the smaller States. So, when Democrats put their hand on a bible and promise to protect and defend our Constitution, with its Republican Form of Government, they’re lying through their teeth because they don’t support it, they support democracy. In effect, every Democrat who took that oath is guilty of perjury.
Therefore, when you think of the word republic, you should automatically think of limited governmental authority, guaranteed due process of law, and PROTECTED MINORITY RIGHTS, i.e., republican rights. Once again, this is the opposite of democracy where fifty-one percent of voters, whether directly or indirectly, can make the government do whatever they want because there is no requirement to govern “according to law.” If there was, it would no longer be a democracy, it would be a republic!
Our nation is a Republic ALL the time. Not some of the time or generally, but ALL the time. We’re governed by rule-of-law ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. Democracy is a form of government just like a republic is a form of government, as are commonwealths, communism, confederations, fascism, parliamentary monarchies, socialism, etc. They’re ALL forms of government that have voting by the “so called” people. Golf and football are both forms of sport that have scoring by the players, but neither is a form of the other. Just because golf was invented first, it doesn’t make football a form of golf. They have different rules, just like a republic and a democracy have different rules. The words republic and democracy are NOT interchangeable to describe our country, any more than the words golf and football are to describe the Super Bowl.
Democracy has only one specific rule – rule-of-the-majority ALL the time. Calling our nation any form of democracy is an outright lie used by politicians and a complicit press for one of two reasons. Either they’re IGNORANT of the truth, which, sadly, accounts for most citizens, thanks to our lax educators, or intentionally LYING. Those who lie do so to create an illusion of truth. Their intent is to subvert our Constitution by making people believe they can have whatever they vote for, even if it takes away someone else’s property and rights, and even if it’s accomplished with lies, fraud, intimidation, and violence. As you read these false words and phrases (lies and illusions of truth), remember, democracy does not require “governing according to law,” because it governs according to rule-of-the-majority. If it did govern according to law, then it would no longer be a democracy, it would be a Republic!
Here are the seven biggest lies used to describe both our Republic and our Republican form of government. Remember, democracy means rule-of-the-majority ALL the time and republicanism means rule-of-law ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. Therefore, it’s IMPOSSIBLE for a government to be both a republic and a democracy, because they have conflicting rules that must apply ALL the time.
Lie #1 – Our Republic is a democracy: This is a blatant and preposterous lie. Article IV, Section 4 specifically states that we have “a Republican Form of Government,” NOT a democracy. There is absolutely no confusion on this as the word democracy appears nowhere in our Constitution or in any of our other governing documents. Remember – that was by design because our Founding Fathers considered democracy a “disease,” the “most vile form” of government, and wanted nothing to do with it. Democracy is based on rule-of-the-majority all the time, similar to a lynch mob, and Republicanism on rule-of-law ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. A republic is restrained by law, whereas a democracy can do whatever the majority votes for. There’s a BIG difference.
Lie #2 – Our Republic is a form of democracy: The only thing this phrase represents is a form of the first blatant and preposterous lie. Remember – there’s no such thing as a government that’s a form of democracy, because there’s only one thing that makes it democracy and either it has it or it doesn’t. But, if you say it’s a form because it has a President and “supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law,” then rule-of-the-majority is NOT the governing and deciding factor, the rule-of-law is, and, by definition, it’s a republic!
Lie #3 – Our Republic is a representative democracy: This is another blatant and preposterous lie. Whether rule-of-the-majority is exercised directly by the people (pure democracy) or indirectly through elected representatives, by democracy’s very definition, fifty-one percent wins EVERY time, regardless of what’s being voted on or who does the voting. Still no limited governmental authority, no guaranteed due process of law, and no protected minority rights. If there were, then rule-of-the-majority ALL the time wouldn’t apply, and it would be a republic!
Lie #4 – Our Republic is a constitutional democracy: By definition again, if that constitution provides for a President and “supreme power that resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law,” then rule-of-the-majority is NOT the governing and deciding factor, the rule-of-law is, and, by definition, it’s a republic! Remember, the words republic and democracy are NOT interchangeable, any more than the words mandatory and voluntary are, or golf and football are, they have different rules. A republic PROTECTS OUR RIGHTS, whereas a democracy wouldn’t.
Lie #5 – Our Republic has elements of democracy: This one is sneaky, but it still doesn’t work. According to Merriam-Webster’s, element means “a constituent part” of something, which means “an ESSENTIAL part,” which means it’s “of the utmost importance” and “indispensable” which means “ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.” Democracy has only one “absolutely necessary“ part and that is “ESPECIALLY: rule-of-the-majority” which means rule-of-the-majority ALL the time. Our Republic has rule-of-law ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. Therefore, this precludes our nation from ever being a democracy, meaning they’re mutually exclusive – “being related such that each precludes or excludes the other.” Saying our republic has “elements” of democracy is an illusion of truth that stretches the bounds of association in order to perpetuate the democracy fraud. It’s as preposterous as saying you live in a tree house (the operative word being “tree”) because your front door is made of wood.
Still, unscrupulous politicians, con men, and a complicit press won’t give up and invented other false words and phrases (preposterous lies) to perpetuate their democracy fraud. Their goal is the same, to intentionally CONFUSE citizens by sneaking in the word democracy to make them think they can have whatever they vote for, even it it takes away someone else’s rights and property, and even if it’s accomplished with lies, fraud, intimidation, riots, and brutal violence. If you know what an oxymoron is, you’ll identify them immediately.
Merriam-Webster’s defines oxymoron as: “A combination of contradictory or incongruous words, such as cruel kindness; broadly: something, such as a concept, that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements.”
In other words, made up of two things that don’t go together and can’t happen at the same time. (i.e., “implementing one will automatically RULE OUT the other.”)
The word oxymoron is derived from the words oxy meaning “highly developed” and moron meaning “idiot.” At best, an oxymoron is, quite literally, a “highly developed idiot.” Putting it bluntly: someone who has taken the art of being stupid to another level. Oxymoronic figures of speech include such contradictory phrases as: a “definite maybe” (mentioned earlier); a “mandatory volunteer” (also mentioned earlier); being “cautiously aggressive”; a “giant midget”; the “larger half”; a “cheerful pessimist”; “awful good”; etc.
Here are more false words and phrases (absurd lies) that con-men politicians and a complicit press use to create an illusion of truth to intentionally CONFUSE our citizens.
Lie #6 – Our Republic is a republican democracy: A democracy is governed by rule-of-the-majority ALL the time. We have a republican form of government meaning we’re governed by rule-of-law ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. Being a republic precludes ever being a democracy, meaning there’s NO SUCH THING as a republican democracy. This is a perfect example of an oxymoron designed to perpetuate the democracy fraud. It makes as much sense as saying you drive a Ford-Chevy or play golf-football.
COMMENTS: It would be tempting to say that oxymorons are spoken by oxymorons, but I won’t go there.
Lie #7 – Our Republic is a democratic republic: According to Merriam-Webster’s, democratic means: “relating to democracy.” There’s only one thing that “specifically” relates to democracy and it’s this – rule-of-the-majority ALL the time. Our republic is governed by rule-of-law ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. It is impossible for a nation to have two different forms of government that must apply ALL the time. Being a Republic PRECLUDES being a democracy, meaning the word democratic HAS NO PLACE in a republic and there is NO SUCH THING as a democratic republic. This is another perfect example of an oxymoron designed to perpetuate the democracy fraud, i.e., that people can have whatever they vote for, even it takes away someone else’s property and rights, and even if it’s accomplished with lies, fraud, intimidation, rioting, and brutal violence.
The documented words of our Founding Fathers, who created and wrote our Constitution, that contains Article IV, Section 4, tell us in no uncertain terms of their DISGUST, CONTEMPT, and DISDAIN for democracy as a form of government. They also tell us why they considered the word Democrat to be a derogatory term and, instead, created a republic. It’s sheer lunacy or deliberate deceit to think they intentionally created what they considered to be “the most vile form of government” for their new nation.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, our Supreme Court’s favorite resource for the definitions of words and phrases, tells us that it is impossible for a government to be both a republic and a democracy. Calling us a democracy is a BALD-FACED LIE that was designed by Democrats for a reason – to make people think they can have whatever they vote for and BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, regardless of the pain and suffering it causes. Democrats built their party on a LIE. Throughout their 194-year history that includes slavery, secession, starting a treasonous civil war that left upwards of one million citizens dead or missing in action, followed immediately by more than a century of Black Codes, Jim Crow laws, segregation, lynching thousands, massacring many thousands more, disenfranchising millions, burning entire communities to the ground, creating and supporting the Ku Klux Klan, and several dozen other terrorist organizations to enforce white supremacy with brutal violence, and hundreds upon hundreds of violent race riots that continue to this day, Democrats have been nothing if not VIOLENT and they haven’t changed!
The question we have to ask ourselves is this: Do we believe in republicanism (“adherence to a republican form of government”) that protects our civil rights because it based on the truth, fact, and reality of our Republic, or do we believe in a Democrat FRAUD with its “unbridled relativism” so it can mean whatever they want it to mean and rights be damned?
By its very definition, democracy means rule-of-the-majority ALL the time. Period! There is no limit to governmental authority, no guaranteed due process of law, and no protected minority rights, only what the majority chooses to give and ONLY for as long as they feel like it, meaning, until Democrats become infatuated with their next whim of the day. Hence, the instability, confusion, and violence of democracy.
By its very definition, republic means rule-of-law ALL the time, WHETHER IT’S THE MAJORITY OR NOT. Practicing republicanism means people can’t vote to take away your personal rights and property just because they want to or invade your personal space just because they don’t like you. Our Republic is based on truth, fact, and the REALITY of limited governmental authority, guaranteed due process of law, and protected minority rights, i.e., REPUBLICAN rights!
A republic PROTECTS OUR RIGHTS! A democracy WOULDN’T! If it did, then it would no longer be a democracy, it would be a republic. Got it? Continuously calling us a democracy is an insult and it’s instilling a mob-rule mentality in our citizens. It’s teaching them to use lies, fraud, intimidation, and violence, long mainstays of the Democratic Party. We’re better than a democracy, just like we’re better than a lynch mob. Don’t let anyone get away with calling us a democracy. Get in their face with the truth of our Republic and wave your Constitution at them. You have truth, fact, and reality on your side, they don’t.
Footnotes – Chapter Three: The True Difference Between a Democracy and a Republic
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