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Democracy or Republic: What’s the Differance and Why Does it Matter?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately. All you seem to hear is democracy, democracy, democracy. We have gone into middle eastern countries and tried to help them set up democratic governments so they can be “free” like we are. As we can see by what is happening in the middle east today, it hasn’t worked out very well and wouldn’t have even if the Muslim influence wasn’t there because democracy does not promote freedom in the first place.

Were we founded to be a democracy.  NO!   Even though our country is looking more and more like a democracy, it wasn’t intended to be and for good reason. In a republic the individual’s rights are protected by law. In a democracy the individual’s rights are lost to the majority. Unfortunately, we have all but lost our republic because of the democratic mind set of our politicians who have convinced too many people we are a democracy. Now, we as a nation are almost nothing more than a New World Order pawn.

“Aaron Russo, famous filmmaker turned activist, gives an important wake up call as he explains the differences between living in a pure democracy vs living in a republic.”

 

“What is the difference between a republic and a democracy?
From our series, Did our Founding Fathers Intend for America to be Founded as a Christian Nation?”

Looking at these examples, it seems to me that we have degraded our once great republic nation into a democracy and may have even slipped into an Oligarchi while still giving lip serve to our once great republic.

 

“This is a segment from a film called “Overview of American.” It gives you a big-picture vision of why we used to enjoy so much personal freedom and prosperity in America. This video gives you a big-picture vision of why we it was possible and explains in a simple fashion the different systems of government throughout the world and the different economic principles underlying each type of government — illustrating the great virtues of our unique nation and how it has become yet another Oligarchy. “

It saddens me that the pledge of allegiance is heard less often these day. Unfortunately, now we would almost have to say: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the former republic for which it stands, one nation that used to be under God…….

Your friend, Harley

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About Kathy

I am semi retired and had lots of free time on my hands. I still work part time as a bookkeeper at the little hardware store in our small town but I still had free time to fill so I became a blogger here at The Harley Factor. I also am a compulsive beader so I started a beading blog to show off my bead work call Compulsive Beading. As I have gotten older and mostly wiser I have become very opinionated on a lot of subjects and will share them with you from time to time when I can't keep my mouth shut. Kathy Sinclair

3 comments on “Democracy or Republic: What’s the Differance and Why Does it Matter?

  1. There is no divine right for any king (much less in the Bible). There is no divine right for majorities either. There is not divine right for “elected” representatives either, any more than there is for any “selected” designated representatives.

    Bastiat articulated the concept well in the book Ron Paul recommended, “The Law”.

    If there is no “right” to steal, to take something forcibly or under threat from your neighbor, then there is no “right” to vote for somebody else who does. There is no right to aggression outside self-defense, therefore there is no “right” to vote for someone who commits preemptive wars.

  2. Great job Harley Posted on my website

  3. […] Were we founded to be a democracy.  NO!   Even though our country is looking more and more like a democracy, it wasn’t intended to be and for good reason. In a republic the individual’s rights are protected by law. In a democracy the individual’s rights are lost to the majority READ MORE: https://theharleyfactor.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/democracy-or-republic-whats-the-differance-and-why… […]

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