United States of America - A DEMOCRACY??
The Union known as these United States of America was created as A REPUBLIC, NOT A DEMOCRACY. Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican** Form of Government.”
** NOT to be confused with the Republican Party.
Note Benjamin Franklin’s response to the question posed to him “What have you given us, A Republic or a Monarchy?” To which Franklin responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” However, the conversation didn’t end there. Mrs. Powell (the person who asked the question), responded with "And why not keep it?” To which Franklin responded, “Because the people, on tasting the dish, are always disposed to eat more of it than does them good.”
Our Founding Fathers (especially the Framers of the Constitution) despised “democracies.” They understood it as “Mobocracy.” Benjamin Franklin describes democracy as “two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.” Thomas Jefferson defined democracy as “Nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.”
It should be noted that the word "democracy" appears nowhere in either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution.
How many of you remember the "Pledge of Allegiance"? Consider the words, "And to the Republic for which it stands." Bear in mind that according to the pledge, you are pledging allegiance to two (2) things:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag” – AND — “TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS.” Important to note is that there is nothing in the pledge to suggest that you are pledging allegiance to the democracy for which it stands.
Be that all as it may, I suggest that we are living in a perverted form of democracy in which there is no longer a pretense at being a Republic. Need proof? Just take a look at both houses of Congress. Note how they fight over having a majority in either the House or the Senate. Remember a majority vote is 50% + 1. You can’t even remotely deny that there has been a runaway of the legislature (one way or the other); sometimes only depending on the thinnest potion of a majority. It doesn't matter which side of the isle you stand, all you have to do is take a look at what is currently happening with Trump and has been happening over the past 4 years as the greatest example of "Mobocracy." Please, don’t even kid yourself into believing that we have a “Representative” government. Unless of course you are aware tthat the ONLY thing our governments have been representing is itself.
Over 2,400 years ago, Plato predicted that tyranny comes out of a democracy. It would certainly be hard to argue that we don't have a tyrannical government.
The United America Party seeks to restore the Republic by ensuring that those who are elected once again represent “WE THE PEOPLE” and not any other entity.
Chairman, United America Party