Friday, May 7, 2010

In 2 articles in the LV Sun, the government is said to be a democracy.

First, I want to point out that I could not find links to the articles mentioned here.

David Broder in his article Two-party system showing weakness, refers to the "English-speaking democratic world" when referring to the United States and England. Then, in another article, E.J. Dionne says that
"The central tasks of democratic government, after all, typically involve standing up for the many against the few, the less powerful against the more powerful."

However, our country was founded as a Republic and not a democracy. The founding fathers wanted to avoid a democracy because they felt that in a democracy the majority would always trample the rights of the minority.

That is the reason that our Constitution has the checks and balances to limit government. Our Constitution is a great document. It is a actually a crime that our legislators take an oath to uphold the Constitution and then trample it later.

We need to get back to our Republic and our Constitution to save our Country.

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