REPUBLIC OR DEMOCRACY
It was cold in the Advisor’s underground office. He thought, I shouldn’t complain. The long line of advisors before me lived under more Spartan conditions.
The Advisor journals from during and before the Civil War were full of the trivia of each Advisor coping with circumstances of a harsh existence. He sometimes regretted that an Advisor two decades ago had blocked up the fireplace because some Advisor under stress in a crisis might begin destroying the sacred journals by throwing them in the fireplace. (Saving the journals when the British burned Washington is quite a story.)
One thing was sure. The Advisor journals told a different history of Presidents’ past than the words recorded in the media or popular books. No historian could reconcile the two. His own journals recorded a different history of President’s Obama’s reign than any history book selected by the Teacher’s Union or a University Board ever would. Since President Obama didn’t visit him very often, seldom would be a better description, he had time to put a few hundred pages of his own analysis and insights into the journals.
His pen began moving across a blank page of a new journal.
Presidents never seem to realize they form a continuous chain through time. Their actions or inactions cause ripples across the continuum of time. There have been a few straight lines through the history of the nation that have affected all. The direct election of senators and the President and the process of centralization and the resulting expansion of government through the Commerce Clause accelerated the shift of power from the states to the national government.
President Obama, in his virtual world, thinks he has the power and will to change history by his push to “Transform America.” What is happening started long before his tenure. There are many people with political experience in the Legislature who fail to understand or even be aware of the changes occurring in the nation’s constitutional fabric. Others in Congress, in both parties, support the unfettered march to centralization and all power to the people.
In a Republic, there are checks and balances between the people and the selection of their President. These checks are real. In a Republic, the modern brown shirts like Acorn, under any name, would not have as much influence. The President would be elected by state legislatures via the Electoral College. The senators by the state legislatures. Powers not expressly granted to the federal government would remain with the states. The existence of the Electoral College also protects the small states from being excluded. Who would bother to campaign in the states with small populations without the existence of the Electoral College?
A democracy demands the rule of one person, one vote. There is nothing else. No checks. No balances. The huge difference is that under a republic the needs of the nation come first. In a democracy, the principle of one person, one vote is supreme. When the people begin, as many historical scholars have predicted, to vote benefits for themselves and when the takers can out vote the givers, individual freedom and the nation are in danger. The absolute rule of the majority has an ugly side most people do not want to know about. My fear is that when they finally see it, it will be too late.
The Advisor pulled a book out of the stack he had recently read and said to himself, “I hope the message in this book reaches all Americans before it is too late.” The book is “Liberty Amendments” by Mark Levin.
By the author of the Jack Brandon novels. http://www.factsandfictions.com. The author has 27 years of Government service, including two years serving President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s as an advisor. Considering today’s volatile political situation, you are encouraged to share this on Facebook and to click the “like” button below. Comments and dialogue are welcome and helpful. Find and connect with the author on Goodreads.
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