On September 10th, during his speech on Syria, President Obama said this:
What he said is of no small significance. He says it often as he slips it into the lexicon from his bully pulpit.
With these words, he is redefining the United States. He is taking us from a Republic to a Democracy. This is why he is attacking the Separation of Powers and the Bill of Rights.
Many statist nations like Venezuela are constitutional democracies. It is nothing to aspire to and it is something our Founding Fathers feared.
At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Edmund Randolph said of democracy, “. . . that in tracing these evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.”
John Adams said, “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 10, said that a pure democracy, “there is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the obnoxious individual.”
Later on, Chief Justice John Marshall observed, “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”
The difference between a Democracy and a Republic is the difference between the tyranny of mob rule with no checks and balances and the superiority of the inherent rights of each individual.
A Republic and a Democracy are identical in every aspect except one. In a Republic the sovereignty is in each individual person. In a Democracy the sovereignty is in the group.
A Republic is government in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people [as individuals], either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people, to whom those powers are specially delegated.
Democracy is government in which the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens directly or indirectly through a system of representation, as distinguished from a monarchy, aristocracy, or oligarchy.
Democracy is dictatorship by the majority. The entire body politic makes the decision, not the individual. In a Republic, individuals can act through their representatives or on their own without obligation to a body politic.
Take Obamacare as an example of democracy in action. There is little choice built into it now and as insurance companies collapse, more-and-more power over our health will reside in the hands of the government – at some point all power. There will be no individual choice. The government will decide. Written into the law, is the statement that there is no judicial recourse. Congress currently has no control over some agencies within the HHS such as IPAB, making them rogue governments-within-governments. There will be no checks and balances by congress. No court to go to.
It is no small matter. Our Constitution (Art. 4, Sec.4) guarantees every state a Republican form of government. No state can join unless it is a Republic. Republics are dedicated to ‘liberty and justice for all.’ Minority individual rights are the priority. Rights are natural rights, not civil. The Bill or Rights protects individuals from the tyranny of the majority. (see People’s rights vs Citizens’ rights)
In a democracy, 51% decides each person’s rights. It is a dictatorship by the majority. The sovereignty in a democracy is the entire body politic, not the individual. Only the entire body gets to decide. It makes individual citizens subservient to the government. They can tax all they want, take your property, invade your privacy, and imprison you.
We see are borders being opened up to anyone who wants to come across illegally. Why?
Senator John McCain praised protests by illegals and he lauded the wave of illegal immigration in anticipation of a bill legalizing them.”…if the protesters hang tough they will succeed in forcing Congress to liberalize immigration laws. If such demonstrations continue, I think we will have a bill for the President to sign soon . . . The more debate, the more demonstrations, the more likely we will prevail.”
The reason is that there are those elite in our government, globalists, who see our Constitution as outmoded and see us as part of global nation, without sovereignty and without independence as we have known it.
There are those who see NAFTA as a precursor to a North Atlantic Union much like the EU. NAFTA has helped eliminate jobs and manufacturing from our nation. An EU will damage or eliminate sovereignty in many sectors, financial and business included.
The same will occur under the many treaties now being brought before our Senate in which, as Samantha Power said, will require us to give up just ‘a pinch of sovereignty.’ The President even wants us to consider one treaty which will make us subject to the UN’s International Court, nullifying our Constitution in cases brought before them. There will be no Habeas Corpus, no jury by our peers. Soldiers in our military could be prime targets for such a court. Copyright infringement is considered the type of case they should try.
This administration and others before are preparing us for this democratic rule. There is a movement afoot to eliminate or change the Electoral College in ways that will make this possible. The Founding Fathers gave us the Electoral College so that large, heavily populated states did not overrun the small, sparsely populated states. It controls the tyranny of the mob, which can be ignorant, selfish, and unthinking.
How would you like your choices over buying a home or educating your child decided by a majority who live in populated states? That is what you are voting for by seeking the elimination of the College or, worse yet, morphing it into something worse through the National Popular Vote (search it on this site).
The Founding Fathers saw the dangers in a Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights enumerate those rights over which Congress should have no power. If we agree they have no power, why give them Amendments they can distort later? Don’t they say that other rights are not our rights because they aren’t mentioned?
James Madison agreed there was an inherent danger and tried to avert it with the Ninth Amendment that declares “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Today’s courts ignore the Ninth Amendment completely.
When Mr. Obama, who is a statist, speaks of redistribution, the common good, and increasing his overly powerful federal government, he is speaking of democracy and the tyranny of the majority as determined largely by the Executive Branch of government.
Obama is transforming our country into a country where the government decides what our rights are.
Government should not be the grantor of rights, but the protector of rights. Our rights are inherent as individuals and no body of government has the right to take that away.
We pledge allegiance to the Republic, not to the democracy. Please inform people of the differences because we are losing our Republic.
“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes.” ~ Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the Supreme Court, 1939-1962