Democracy or Republic?
Needless to say, many people are questioning the legitimacy
of an alleged Free America. Doing so is healthy. To aid in
such a quest I offer a lot of facts and some opinions.
The story starts with the founding of America. Our fore-fathers wanted
independence from England, and they won it. Once the war was over, the
brand new country was faced with the issue of developing a system of government
for the 13 colonies. With the tyranny of England fresh in their heads,
many things were put into the Constitution to protect the civil liberties
of all citizens. There was no real opposition to any of these civil liberties,
as anyone fighting for independence valued their importance.
However, not everything was so easy while drawing up the Constitution.
There was a fundamental debate going on between the delegates that is
still a very heated topic this day. This debate over the most basic principles
of what America should be has since been glossed over and hidden by the
mass-brainwashing of citizens (that can be credited to the mass media
and public schools).
Think about it: have you ever been told by a teacher in school that you
weren't free? That America is not a true democracy? Did your social studies
teacher ever explain that a majority of the Founding Fathers opposed open
democracy? Of course not. You're told simple "truths" about America all
your life, and you never even think to question them. Until now.
The fundamental debate that the Founding Fathers fought over was this:
republic or democracy. No matter what you've been told, you can't have
both. The country we live in today is NOT a democracy, it is a
The authors of the Constitution could not agree on how presidential elections
should be held, for example. Those who favored a republican government
wanted the president to be selected by Congress. The democrats wanted
the president to be voted in by a direct popular vote of the people. Eventually,
they compromised. The Electoral College was put into place, and the issue
was never completely resolved.
Today, we have two political parties, the Republicans and the Democrats.
Whether the average Joe that considers himself a Republican knows it or
not, he is supporting and voting for an undemocratic society. This is
where the mass media brainwashing becomes apparent. Ask anyone (well,
if you asked before this last election) what form of government the USA
was, they would say "democracy, of course!"
Ask a Republican if he believes in democracy, they'll most likely tell
you yes. This is because they've never been told any different. It was
just assumed that America is a democracy, and the Republican vs. Democrat
wars were just battles over opinions, not fundamentals. This simply isn't
The republicans won more victories in early America. The Constitution
itself protects the "Republican way of government". That's why Republicans
are so quick to bring up the Constitution in debates, they know that the
Constitution will back them up more than it will the liberals.
This is the point at which I really get disgusted at the brainwashing.
We're fed the idea that the Constitution is "holy", it is the almighty
end-all, and it will always protect us, and always contains the most wisdom.
This is, put simply, bullshit. The Constitution guarantees certain rights
to all Americans, and those rights should NOT be changed. The Bill of
Rights is the only part of the constitution that should not be re-evaluated.
As for the rest of the document, it desperately needs to be analyzed and
picked apart and reformed.
This is a document that's written for a government that's 225 years old.
A LOT of things have changed, the world is a MUCH different place, and
to assume that this ancient document somehow still "knows all" and is
"holy" is frankly absurd and naive. America has been at war with itself
for 225 years, fighting constantly, at every political turn, over whether
this country should be a republic or a democracy. That battle rages even
more heatedly today than it ever did, and it's time that the masses awoke
to this war.
We are not living in a democracy. This is a fact that cannot be disputed
(especially since it's so evidently clear after King George II's "victory").
It's time we decided which way it will be. Are we going to step bravely
into the unknown, the very scary yet infinitely promising realm of true
democracy? Or should we stick with the less-risky republic, and give up
the ignorant hope that we're truly "free"? It's gone on long enough, and
the longer we continue this absurd war by ignoring the fundamental causes
behind it, the closer we'll come to destroying this country.
More on the revolution that's starting in Part 2...