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a republic not a democracy

s. d. butler
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09/12/2012 03:30 PM
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a republic not a democracy
We hear "it's a democracy" all the time. This article will perhaps explain in clear language that our form of government is a republic.

[link to lewrockwell.com]

We should not tolerate the fact that we have become a nation ruled by men, their whims and the mood of the day, and not laws. It cannot be emphasized enough that we are a republic, not a democracy and, as such, we should insist that the framework of the Constitution be respected and boundaries set by law are not crossed by our leaders. These legal limitations on government assure that other men do not impose their will over the individual, rather, the individual is able to govern himself. When government is restrained, liberty thrives

Last Edited by s. d. butler on 09/12/2012 03:32 PM