This post I want to go into what form of government we really are. I feel this is appropriate considering the 4th of July is coming pretty soon. You ask why not do it when July is here. Well I get tired of hearing people call us a Democracy. This is repeated to brainwash people. You do this to teach children. You repeat it enough times people believe it.
In my book I have charts and things so it would be easy to understand what I am saying. First what is a Democracy? Do you know? According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary it says, “Government by the people: a form of goverment in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation” Well that doesn’t sound like even today with our presidents wanting their way and using excutive orders to pass legislative messures they want. I’ll get into excutive orders later. Athens had this form of government.
Now a republic is defined as,”A commonwealth; a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people. In modern usage, it differs from a democracy or democratic state; in which the people exercise the powers of sovereignty in person. Yet the democracies of Greece are often called republics.”
However, we are not just a simple republic. We are a Federal Republic. You say what is the difference. We are each a government (states) that formed a union. Remember, “We the people of the United State in Order to form a more perfect Union-”
Representatives are voted on to send to Washington D.C. Our governors go to Washington D.C. I think it is once a year for a conferance. This is why each state has a National Guard. The president does not have athority over the states except to make sure they adhear to the Constitution. The schools are under the state and not the federal government. Also, we do not have to obey any laws that Congress make or now the president if we deam them Unconstitutional.
In the book Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle, chapter III, it said the Latin word republic had two meanings—“the State” State meaning government (Latin, respublica; hence the name by which it generally goes), or “concerning justice”. Plato had a unique thought of a republic being a “philosophy” or man and laws in thought. Looking upon Greece’s struggle between a few ruling and Democracy he found vivid evils and so came the attacks on property and abolishing their form of economics which was based on gold. Of course we know what happened after they did that. We see what is going on with our economics since we left the gold standard. I cover that in my book also.
This is the duties of each office: Congress-are the ones to make the laws; Excutive Branch-They are only to enforce the laws made by Congress. They can give advice like other citizens but not demand or order them. The president is not king like Obama wants to be.He is an elected offical who is suppose to follow the laws of the land as well as enforce the laws.: Supreme Court- they are to only decide if a law is Constitutional or Unconstitutional. Under them they have District & Special Courts along with the Circuit Court of Appeals. They are also not suppose to make laws or policies. Each is suppose to keep the other in check not make buddies and cross the line!
Professor Judith A. Best, was a professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, stated, “We are not, never have been, and were not intended to be a simple democracy, because a simple democracy is a form of tyranny-a majority tyranny.”
Lets talk about these excutive orders that our presidents have been using to make polices which I have said is illegal. It was really meant in time of war however, our presidents have used it for their gain. You notice I said presidents and not just Obama? Nevertheless Obama is the only president that have really abused it. This is how presidents can become dictators and get around the system. I feel this needs to go but good luck on that.
Also, the federal government is suppose to make sure by our Constitution to stay a republic. Now you know why Obama does not like our Constitution. Article IV Section. 4 The United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence. That is not talking about wife being abused by the husband!
John Adams said,
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
My book goes into great detail about our Constitution and the setting up of our government.