Question for you all. Are we a Christian Constitutional Republic or a Democracy?
Here are some facts. So let them speak to whether we have a Christian Constitutional Republic, or a Democracy.
A republic: a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people.
Rule of law.
A democracy: a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively. Rule of majority.
Start with the United States Constitution article 4 Sec 4.
The United States Shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government.
Thomas Jefferson, who penned so much of our national identity, had an opinion about democracy. âDemocracy he said, is nothing more than mob rule.
Alexander Hamilton, who vigorously endorsed the U.S.
Constitution prior to itâs ratification said, We are a republic. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of democracy
James Madison, hailed as Father of the Constitution, stated unequivocally, Democracy is the most vile form of government. Democracies have always been spectacles of turbulence and contention; and have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property;
Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence, put it succinctly. A simple democracy is the devil's own government.
These men, among many others one could quote, knew the enemy and called it out. How is it they were so clear on something we see so vaguely in our day?
This is why, they knew liberty under rule of law, which was their stated goal, could not be founded on a democracy, which is rule by majority, because 51 % of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.
( Thomas Jefferson ).
They further knew the foundations for liberty were in the
citizen, self governed by morality, which is where the Bible comes in.
Our founding fathers. even the deists knew, that where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. And they built our form of government with the timbers of scripture,
Enshrining them in monuments to be remembered through the generations. Our nationâs capitol city is replete with these reminders, including:
Moses holding the 10 Commandments in the Supreme Court building, with the Holy Decalogue engraved throughout the chamber.
All 8 of the Capitol building rotunda paintings depict a Christian history.
The plaque above the Senate main door states: ( In God We Trust )
The National Monument, among many others, states plainly that the basis of our country, in form and principle, was undeniably Christian.
There is not a Greek god or philosopher among them.
If Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson had had it there way, our U.S. Seal would have depicted Moses leaving
Egypt for the promised land, and even the progenitor of Christendom. Anglo-Saxon law would have graced our seal. The Republican form of government is what Moses established ( Deuteronomy l ) over the Hebrew people, and
is what our Constitution established for us as a representative form of bottom-up government. It keeps the national government small with few and enumerated powerâs. Read your countryâs Constitution-its all in there!
But what we were given looks nothing like what weâre living now, because weâve forgotten who we are, and why it's so important.
Our founding fathers explain more thoroughly as to there intentions of creating America as they did.
We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government: that is, the universal education
of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.
For this divine book, above all others; favors that equality among man-kind, that respect for just laws, and all those sober and frugal virtues which constitute the soul of republicans. ( Benjamin Rush )
No truth is more evident to my mind that that of the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
Christian religion in its purity is the basis or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. I am persuaded that no evil government of a republican form can exist and be durable, in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence. ( Noah Webster )
I encourage all to research U.S.A. history from the original sources, not modern publications that seek to rip us from our historical moorings by evolutionary politics. Get a pocket Constitution and read it. Its your binding contract with the federal government. Read the original documents and become an informed citizen,
The blessings of liberty are for all, .... every citizen .... but
their foundations must be established upon the immutable truths that our founding fathers understood.
And to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
PS: Some of this writing is mine, most of it is not. Either way, I hope the truth of this writing will ring clear to all