"We are NOT a Democracy, dammit, we are a constitutional Republic!"Submitted by Kevin Tuma on Fri, 03/27/2009 - 22:55
"We are NOT a Democracy, we are a constitutional Republic!"
Is that so? How can you have a constitutional system with two federal agencies, the BATFE and the Office of Homeland Security, that are set up to systematically violate the Second and Fourth Amendments, respectively? 'Faith-based initiatives' that are set up to violate the constitutional command 'Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion'? Presidents who abuse executive orders, use 'presidential signing statements' to ignore limitations on their authority, and routinely start wars with no Congressional oversight?
Now let's look at the 'republic' part. The primary dictionary definition of 'republic follows:
re⋅pub⋅lic /rɪˈpʌblɪk/ [ri-puhb-lik]
1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
Does that sound like what we have now?