Democracy is creeping socialism. Socialism has never worked. Democracy with universal suffrage has never worked. Our founding fathers knew this and founded a republic
Over time, we have gradually morphed into a representative democracy. Though lately we don't get much representation. Where would we be if we had remained a republic? Dunno.
China is an authoritarian regime. How different is that from a republic?
As a VERY general observation, I would say that the poor remain poor in a republic,,, and the poor get along quite well in a democracy.... until it busts.
I got an interesting mail from Bob Taft. He has some great observations on the American republic.
What you are asking for Dick is a return to Exodus 18:21 government, such as existed for century after century until shoved aside by the Normans in the 11th century. What you want is a republic, rather than a democracy.
The 1787 ConJob left but two republican remnants within the democracy which it established. One was the electoral college which appointed the president, the other was the Senate, which represented the states, the senators being appointed by the state legislatures.
At the same time that the 17th amendment eliminated state representation, 1913, in favor of democratic mobocracy, the political party structures were changed. Previously, in local city precincts, the neighborhood party members got together and elected a Precinct Committeeman, someone they all knew and could trust. The Precinct Committeemen then got together and elected a Ward Committeeman. The Ward committee then ran the party, picking the candidates to be voted for in the general elections. This was control from the people up.
After 1913, the local neighborhood party members were obliged to vote for their Ward Committeeman, someone they usually did not know. The Ward Committeeman then APPOINTED all the Precinct Committeemen below him, paying them with government jobs, and their duty was to keep the Ward Committeeman in office. This was control from the top down.
So you see, people control has not been allowed in the political parties for nearly a century. Of the three major subversions allowed in 1913, the income tax, the Federal Reserve scam, and the 17th amendment, perhaps the last was worst, as the people have had no control over anything in government since that time. The system gives us two slates of "opposing" candidates from which to choose, differing in name only. Any within the party structures who meaningfully position themselves in opposition to the dictates of their masters, quickly find themselves in real trouble, like Hansen, or Trafficant, or Kennedy, or Nixon. And remember Paul Findlay, and Bill Fullbright. And right now look at Kucinich from Ohio. Party makes no difference, it's all one big happy conspiracy to keep the people in their place.
In "our glorious democracy," as FDR loved to call it, the politicians always win and the people always lose. Only from the ashes of a dead society, may freedom attempt a rebirth. So everyone get ready. "Back to Exodus" should be our motto.
The Taft Ranch
"We hang the petty thieves and appoint
the great ones to public office." Aesop
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