Sunday, September 7, 2014

Intellectual Froglegs "Ayatollah You So" 2014-N6

But I disagree with Mr. Gorman on the voting thing. Unless it's his contention that God will only provide major party candidates. I think the Lord has provided better candidates and left it to us to do the work and research to know who they are and vote for them, but we have not done it.


Anonymous said...

just saw a twitter post of yours saying "the US is a republic not a Democracy" At the founding most people equated Republics and Democracies....Republicanism was a rallying point AGAINST the Constitution.

John Adams said
"No nation under Heaven ever was, now is, nor ever will be qualified for a Republican Government,... Americans are particularly unfit for any Republic"

Read Federalist #9 to see how Hamilton viewed most Republics.

That saying "not a Democracy" is wrong and dangerous

Call Me Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by to share your comments.

The founders of this nation recognized that the preservation of our form of government was dependent upon the character of the people and that no people, in reality are fit for it. However as we find in Federalist #10, James Madison did advocate, and strongly so, for a republican form of government as being the only one that would have a chance:

"The inference to which we are brought is, that the causes of faction cannot be removed, and that relief is only to be sought in the means of controlling its effects."

...My apologies there is a character limit on replies, so I had to omit much of this...

"From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.

A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking."

The rest is well worth reading and may be found here.