Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Difference Between A Democracy & A Republic

By definition, a republic is a political unit governed by a (charter), while a democracy is a government whose prevailing force is always that of the majority. Perhaps one of the difficulties in defining these two words "democracy and republic" stems from the fact that many people consider them to be synonyms, which they are not; they are no more alike than an apple and a banana, and yet they are often used interchangeably.

The difference between a republic and a democracy lies in the ultimate source of official power. In the case of a republic, it lies with a (charter); in a democracy, power lies with the rule of the majority, so government can change quickly, if enough migrants enter the country, the majority will rule, no matter what the (charter) or Constitution states. For an up to date close up of this, you can get healthcare shoved down your throat that is full of illegal language and against our charter, but the majority of (politicians) rule in a democracy (their decision does not have to be the will of the PEOPLE). You can get a majority of thugs, against the will of the people to ruin life as we know it in America in a democracy. As a Republic, through our charter, we have certain inalienable rights from our Constitution and Bill of Rights that no group should be able to tamper with. Slowly the progressive's are trying to close the chapter of our Republic and to convince the PEOPLE, that we should only focus on democracy.

The names "republican" and "democrat" are names that may be considered to characterize Republic or Democracy. A Republic view of government, as in a Republican, used to be the same as those who founded our Republic. A Republican started out to be for the Republic and got lost in the power and money grabbing, deal making attitude of congress. Then a Democrat’s view, being solely that of democracy, was one who has a centralized view of government (called democracy) with ever changing direction toward the popular ideology, slowly forming a monarch. Adding to the confusion is the fact that there are different types of democracies. In a representative democracy, citizens elect people to represent their interests in the government,( albeit the politicians often change after elected ), and these elected representatives determine how issues are decided, (not the People), (which seems to reflect the Dems in America). Nancy Pelosi is a great example of this: with her famous statement: We must first pass the bill before we read what is in it. Democracy represents absolute power, and with that, the popular statement is, absolute power corrupts absolute.

In a republic, people may vote for their representatives, but the state’s responsibilities are limited, because they are clearly bound by a (charter) that the federal government should not enter into. Freedom is realized by the willingness of the people to live by the dictates of the (charter), which we start out doing from the beginning. The republic’s charter protects the individual’s rights and assures they may not be changed by the elected state or local officials; and certainly not the federal government.

The detailed organization of the government of a republic can vary widely. In most cases, the head of state, as it is in France for example, is referred to as the President however it is a monarchy. In republics, the head of state is always appointed as the result of either a direct or indirect election. In fact, most countries that still have a monarchy ARE democracies! In the case of some republics, such as Switzerland and San Marino, the head of state is actually a committee of several persons in aggregate. Republics can be led by a head of state who retains many characteristics of a monarch, and in some instances, the President may rule for the duration of his life; so the (charter) is the most important document to decide on, in the beginning, to determine individual's rights and long term governance can never be tampered with. Remember these words and ask yourself what happened to the word Republic.

I pledge allegiants to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the “Republic”, for which it stands, (not Democracy) one nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.

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