Obama and his advisors in the White House, all the Senators and Congressmen, lawyers, and Supreme Court judges are misleading the public. They keep referring to our government as a democracy, “which means the majority rule.” But our Pledge of Allegiance tells us otherwise. The word “democracy” is not mentioned once in the Declaration of Independence or even in the the US Constitution.
Even James Madison in the Federalist Papers recognized that a pure democracy would be short- lived and result in violence upon its demise, which is happening in Egypt as we speak. Under democracy, mob rule happens, then anarchy, then tyranny under Oligarchy. America was founded as a federation of sovereign states, built on the principles of the Declaration of Independence, which asserts the God-given right of members of a federation to secede from the group should it become oppressive. That was our justification for seceding from the British Empire. In later American history, this has been referred to as “states rights”. This right was carried to an extreme in the run-up to the Civil War. The right applied to the federation of states, which at that time in 1860 was the Union. It did not give any one state or group of states permission to disassociate themselves from the rest of the federation or Union. As President Lincoln aptly put it, “A nation divided will not stand”.
The American form of government is a Republic for that very reason. The power rests with the people and is loaned to those we elect to represent our interests as a governmental body. We can survive as free individuals only if there are levels of local sovereignty that are mutually respected both up and down the ladder and laterally among equals.
If we don’t wake up soon, it will be too late to regain control of the country. The Liberal Left is using the media to shield Obama and his administration from scrutiny. Our news media is no longer free to question the government, which is what it is supposed to do. Liberal journalists who question Obama are branded racists and expelled.
Liberals ignore the Constitution and demand that you believe what they are saying, regardless of any evidence to the contrary. If the government is caught in a lie, which it has been on several different occasions, it says “ooops!” The next thing you know, something is happening that gets the attention of the media, and the OOOPS is forgotten. Even when the administration threatens our First and Second Amendment rights, the press ignores it. They would rather report on what Kanye West has named his baby, for example.
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