Vladimir Lenin said, “Democracy is indispensable to socialism,” which could be why the Obamas continually call the United States a constitutional democracy instead of a constitutional Republic.
The Obamas have been fundamentally transforming the United States since Barack took office. As part of our transformation, they are changing the language.
We are actually supposed to be a constitutional Republic but changes since our country’s founding have moved us away from our core and, under Obama, it’s moved exponentially.
Michelle Obama referred to America as a democracy today at the Oberlin commencement exercise. This isn’t an accidental use of the word “democracy,” it’s very deliberate and it’s all the more problematic because it was done at a university. She’s dumbing down the students.
Mr. Obama has called us a democracy on multiple occasions.
Democracy is the worst form of government there is.
The difference between a constitutional Republic and a constitutional democracy is the difference between the United States as it was established and present-day Europe. – if we’re lucky.
Democracy in of itself is an unbridled mobocracy. It is the tyranny of the mob.
The constitution limits democracy in a constitutional democracy, but in the United States, in our Republic, we have additional safeguards that limit the power of government and the power of the mob.
In a Republic, we have the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches and the separation of the individual states from the federal government as well as the third branch of government, the Supreme Court of the United States.
These are under serious attack by Obama and his minions, and even the First Lady.
The Founders were knowledgeable about democracy and they feared a democracy as much as a monarchy. They understood that the only entity that can take away the people’s freedom is their own government, either by being too weak to protect them from external threats or by becoming too powerful and taking over every aspect of life.
They knew very well the meaning of the word “democracy”, and the history of democracies; and they were deliberately doing everything in their power to prevent the United States from becoming a democracy.
In a Republic, the sovereignty resides with the people themselves. In a Republic, one may act on his own or through his representatives when he chooses to solve a problem. The people have no obligation to the government; instead, the government is a servant of the people, and obliged to its ruler – We the People.
A Constitutional Republic has some similarities to democracy in that it uses democratic processes to elect representatives and pass new laws, etc. The critical difference lies in the fact that a Constitutional Republic has a non-evolving Constitution that limits the powers of the government. The Constitution can only be amended. It also spells out how the government is structured, creating checks on its power and balancing power between the different branches.
In constitutional democracies, the constitution is a “living” document and changes depending on the ideology of whoever is in power. It is a breakdown in the rule of law.