Different Forms of Government Defined
Anarchy | *Republic* | Democracy | Oligarchy | Monarchy
Table of Contents
- WHO Controls Government?
- Definition of a Republic
- Overview of America
- FALL of Rome
- U.S. Constitution
- Spreading Democracy?
- Definition of Government
- Definition of "Laws"
- Term-Limits for Officials
- Television Propaganda
- T.E.A. Party Republicans
- MLK was Republican
- Progressives Were KKK!
- Additional Resources
- Founding Documents
"It's a REPUBLIC, ma'am - IF you can keep it."
— Benjamin Franklin (after signing the U.S. Constitution)
"Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths... A Republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking."
— James Madison, Federalist Paper #10 (1788)
The USA is a "Constitutional Republic", which is the most FREE and secure form of government. Historically, Republics have been downgraded to greedy democracies, hostile anarchies, and are finally ruled by dictators under an oligarchy.
Anarchy: Chaos; Ruled by Nobody
Republic: Rule of Law; Constitution
Democracy: Majority Rules
Oligarchy: Ruled by Elite Group
Monarchy: Ruled by King or Queen
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men FREE to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall NOT take from the mouth of labor and bread it has EARNED.
This is the sum of good government." — Thomas Jefferson
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WHO Controls the Government?
There are two main aspects (NOT wings) of political systems within the different forms of governments: Social beliefs & Economic beliefs. Understanding these terms is essential to understanding WHY the 'right' and the 'left' are always throwing stones at each other. IF the "Conservative Republican" FOX news channel REALLY wanted democrats to jump ship and sign on with the Republican Party, their CFR controlled corporate media outlet would just tell people the Truth about how OUR Constitutional Republic was designed - and CLEARLY define the terms to eliminate THEIR manufactured confusion clouding these simple issues.
"I wish therefore, never to see all offices transferred to Washington
where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the People,
they may more secretly be bought and sold at the market."
— Thomas Jefferson to Judge William Johnson in 1823
An Overview of America (JBS)
United States Constitution: Section. 4. "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence."
What is a Republic?
Republic |riˈpəblik| noun: A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch. A community or group with a certain equality between its members. ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from French république, from Latin respublica, from res ‘concern’ + publicus ‘of the people, public.’
Many people think that the system of government in America is a "democracy," however it is actually a "Republic" and knowing the difference between these two types of governments is essential in understanding American politics.
A Republic is REALLY the rule of law. The word "Republic" comes from two words: Res meaning "concern," and Publicus meaning "public," therefore Republic means "concern for the public", or "the law". A true Republic is one where the government is limited by law, leaving the people alone. America’s founders had a clean slate to write on, so rather than setting up an oligarchy, they set up the rule of law in a Republic. For example, in the "old west" when a lynch mob captures a suspected criminal, instead of hanging him because the majority votes for it, the suspected criminal (defendant) is given a trial due to "the rule of law" in a Republic instead of the "mob rule" of democracy.
"We are a Republican government. Real liberty is never found in despotism
or in the extremes of democracy." — Alexander Hamilton
Republics have a Constitution or Charter that cannot be changed by the whim of the majority at any time they want (like in a democracy). Republics have basic laws like: no killing, no stealing. These laws protect the basic "God-given" FREEDOMS of: right to free speech so we are FREE to think, believe and say whatever we want; right to privacy from warrantless searches; right to a fair trial so we cannot be punished for something we didn't do; and the rights to keep our own business earnings so we are free to live and prosper. A really good example of this is the Church and the 10 Commandments; churches will never hold a vote to see if we can kill, steal, and covet this week BECAUSE the 10 Commandments are permanent laws.
Our Bill of Rights does NOT give you any rights! The Bill of Rights was written to RESTRICT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT's rights by enumerating their only powers - so they cannot claim to have powers that they do not have. The 2nd amendment does NOT give you the "freedom to bear arms" (which was given to you by your creator) - it does however RESTRICT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT from encroaching upon your "God-given" rights to bear arms. In fact people in the original colonies were actually expected to be armed (and trained) in order to help as a militia and protect the people's freedom in their area.
The U.S. Constitution enumerates the powers of the federal government, while the Bill of Rights limits them from adding more powers later on (the power to mandate health INSURANCE is a perfect example of this). Any rights NOT delegated to the federal governement by the U.S. Constitution are reserved by the states; READ the 10th Amendment.
"Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths... A Republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking." — James Madison, Federalist Papers, the McClean Edition, Federalist Paper #10, page 81, 1788
Historical FALL of the Roman Republic & Constitution
The Romans adopted Solan's ideas and created the Twelve Tables of the Roman Law and chartered a Republic with a Constitution that limited Government power and left the people alone. Since government was limited, the people were free to produce, with the understanding that they could keep the fruits of their labor, and in time Rome became wealthy and the envy of the world.
Eventually the people of Rome forgot that the essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government and that when government power grows, people’s freedom recedes. Power seeking politicians began to exceed the powers granted them in the Roman Constitution, such as by using government power to take property from some and give it to others through agriculture subsidies followed by housing and welfare programs.
As government power continued to expand, the private sector was increasingly taxed which led to productivity declining, then shortages developing, followed by mobs of people roaming the streets demanding bread and services from the government, with many induced to trade freedom for security. Eventually the whole system came crashing down, and Rome went from a Republic to a Democracy to an Oligarchy under a progression of the Caesars (now known as Papal Caesars) that never gave up their throne in Rome.
Historical FALL of the Italian Republic & Constitution
"The turbulence that followed the devastation of World War I, inspired by the Russian Revolution, led to turmoil and anarchy. The liberal establishment, fearing a socialist revolution, started to endorse the small National Fascist Party, led by Benito Mussolini. In October 1922 the fascists attempted a coup (the "March on Rome"), supported by king Victor Emmanuel III. Over the next few years, Mussolini banned all political parties and curtailed personal liberties, thus forming a dictatorship."
Historical FALL of the German Republic & Constitution
"The first challenge to the Weimar Republic came when a group of communists and anarchists took over the Bavarian government in Munich and declared the creation of the Bavarian Soviet Republic. The uprising was brutally attacked by Freikorps, which consisted mainly of ex-soldiers dismissed from the army and who were well-paid to kill the most active supporters of a democratic Germany. The Freikorps was an army outside the control of the government, but they were in close contact with their allies in the Reichswehr."
"We can keep a Republic,
or we will eventually end up with an Oligarchy
- a tyranny of the elite." — Benjamin Franklin
Constitution |ˌkänstəˈt(y)oō sh ən| noun: A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. A written record of this: charter, social code, law; bill of rights; rules, regulations. The forming or establishing of something: composition, makeup, structure, construction, arrangement, configuration, formation, anatomy. ORIGIN Middle English (denoting a law, or a body of laws or customs): from Latin constitutio(n-), from constituere ‘establish, appoint’ (constitute).
Charter |ˈ ch ärtər| noun: A written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which an institution such as a company, college, or city is created and its rights and privileges defined. A written constitution or description of an organization's functions. Grant a charter to (a city, college, or other institution). ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French chartre, from Latin chartula, diminutive of charta ‘paper’ (card).
The Constitution was written to govern the government, not the people or the States - with each of the States assumed to be a "jealous guardian" or it's own sovereignty. The Founders created a central government with strictly LIMITED powers which left the States free to compete with one another to be the "best" state in their offering the least amount of taxation and control over their people.
The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches). The basic written set of principles and precedents of federal government in the U.S., which came into operation in 1789.
In an effort to persuade Americans to adopt the new system of government, essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay were collected into a body known as the Federalist Papers.
The United States Constitution was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 17, 1787, and was later ratified by conventions in each U.S. state in the name of "We The People". The U.S. Constitution has since been amended 27 times, the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the United States Bill of Rights.
Although, the first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights, they should actaully be known as the "Bill of Limitations on Government," because the Bill of Rights never gave citizens any rights (which citizens already possessed) but rather limited the federal government's power in order to safeguard the God-given rights of the citizens.
Our Founders insisted that Congress shall make no law about speech, religion, the press, the right to assembly, the right to petition, and the right to bear arms - all of which are directed at the government rather than the individuals and the States. The amendments of the Bill of Rights all start with the phrase "Congress shall not _____", except for the tenth Amendment which says in effect "if we forgot anything, Congress can NOT do that either".
What does "Spreading Democracy" Mean?
Democracy |diˈmäkrəsē| noun: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state. Control of an organization or group by the majority of its members. ORIGIN late 16th century: from French démocratie, via late Latin from Greek dēmokratia, from dēmos ‘the people’ + -kratia ‘power, rule.’
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%."
~ Thomas Jefferson
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" — Benjamin Franklin
"Democracy is the road to socialism." — Karl Marx (father of communism)
A Democracy is most simply majority rule. In a REAL democracy EVERYONE VOTES ON EVERYTHING! Democracies need NO constitution because laws can be changed at anytime to fit the needs of the majority vote. Minorities will typically lose their rights and be persecuted in a democracy. For example, if 51% of the people are men, the majority can vote to have women do all the work - and the women could not do anything about losing this vote in a democracy.
"Our real disease - which is democracy."
~ Alexander Hamilton
Democracies work fine if we're talking about a family of four voting on what to have for dinner - but when you consider how much work is involved in having EVERYONE in a country as large as the United States, vote on every single issue brought up in Congress everyday = you'll realize why our founding fathers gave us a Republican form of government - as opposed to a democracy. Our founders knew this well because the early Greek democracies all failed, and actually produced some of the most tyranical governments in the history of the world.
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.
There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." — John Adams
The word "democracy" does NOT appear in the Declaration of Independence, NOR in the US Constitution, NOR in any of the States' Constitutions. However our founding fathers knew exactly what democracy was and were adamant in insisting that the USA be a REPUBLIC - rather than a democracy, which the John Birch Society describes as a transition between a Republic and an Oligarchy.
The saddest thing about this, is that the TV has convinced MOST Americans that the USA is a "democracy" - and the fact that MORE THAN 51% still believe everything they hear on tv would be our demise...
"A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way. The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness [disregarding accepted rules or conventions] which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty." — Fisher Ames
"Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations, League of Nations. But it was the conservatives, Republicans, that stood up against him." — Ron Paul
WHAT is a Government?
Government |ˈgəvər(n)mənt| noun: Governmental. Governmentally. The governing body of a nation, state, or community. Government controls. The system by which a nation, state, or community is governed. The action or manner of controlling or regulating a nation, organization, or people. The group of persons in office at a particular time; administration, executive, regime, authority, powers that be, directorate, council, leadership; cabinet, ministry; informal feds; (the government) Washington. Another term for political science. ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French governement, from governer (govern).
What is a Law?
First you have to define law. Bastiat defines it for the most part the right of the individual to protect his right to life, liberty and property delegated to government. You can't delegate to government that which you can't lawfully do yourself. So just because it is written by elected legislatures does not make it law.
What about Term-Limits?
On October 2, 1789, the Continental Congress appointed a committee of thirteen to examine forms of government for the impending union of the states. Among the proposals was that from the State of Virginia, written by Thomas Jefferson, urging a limitation of tenure, "to prevent every danger which might arise to American freedom by continuing too long in office the members of the Continental Congress...." The committee made recommendations, which as regards congressional term-limits were incorporated unchanged into the Articles of Confederation (1781-1789). The fifth Article stated that "no person shall be capable of being a delegate [to the Continental Congress] for more than three years in any term of six years."
The saddest thing about this, is that the TV has convinced MOST Americans that the USA is a "democracy" - and the fact that MORE THAN 51% still believe everything they hear on tv would be our demise...
Lots of people are falling for the 'racist republican' ad hominem projection on television news because we don't know enough to understand what most of these lengthy political words mean. You've been deceived from your high school American History books, to the fake news programs on TV.
Do YOU know what "democracy" REALLY means? What is the definition of a Constitutional Republic? Do you know what the phrases right wing or left wing really mean? Is it RIGHT of something definitive in the 'center'? Or is it just a word game to make it sound more familiar yet too difficult to understand?
So... Are "TEA Party" Republicans Racist?
"The Republican Party abolished slavery under Abraham Lincoln, defeated the Slave Power,
and gave blacks the vote during Reconstruction in the late 1860s"
"The Republican Party and a Republican President, Ulysses Grant,
destroyed the KKK with their Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871."
- The Republican Party was formed by abolitionists to end slavery.
- The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, abolished slavery.
- America's first Hispanic governor was a Republican.
- America's first congresswoman was a Republican.
- Republicans gave African Americans the right to vote.
- America's first Hispanic senator was a Republican.
- America's first Asian-American senator was a Republican.
- Republicans gave women the right to vote.
Martin Luther King was a REPUBLICAN!
almost all blacks were in his days...
"In October 1960, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested at a peaceful sit-in in Atlanta, Robert Kennedy telephoned the judge and helped secure King's release. Although King, Sr. had previously opposed Kennedy because he was a ROMAN Catholic, he expressed his appreciation for these calls and switched his support to Kennedy. At this time, King, Sr. had been a lifelong registered Republican, and had endorsed Republican Richard Nixon."
Early Progressive Democrats Were Racists!
"It was a racist PROGRESSIVE Democrat President, Woodrow Wilson, who premiered "Birth of a Nation" in the White House. That racist movie was based on a racist book written by one of Wilson’s racist friends from college. In 1915, the movie spawned the modern-day Klan, with its burning crosses and white sheets. Inspired by the movie, some Georgia Democrats revived the Klan. Soon, the Ku Klux Klan again became a powerful force within the Democratic Party. The KKK so dominated the 1924 Democratic Convention that Republicans, speaking truth to power, called it the Klanbake. In the 1930s, a Democrat President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, appointed a Klansman, Senator Hugo Black (D-AL), to the U.S. Supreme Court."
"For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, but he didn't. Most of his thoughts were carefully manufactured for him in advance by the Council on Foreign Relations - One World Money Group." — Curtis Dall, from his book "My Exploited Father-In-Law"
Additional Resources for Independent Study
Freedom & Liberty 101 | Abolish The Federal Reserve System
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