The Founders never used the words” republic” and “democracy” interchangeably. They had studied various forms and systems of government from throughout history in order to establish a system of government that would best deter a tyrant (in their case King George III), or a group of tyrants, from denying God-given rights to Americans. Interestingly, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution do not use the term democracy to describe our form of government. Furthermore, “Neither the Articles of Confederation nor the Constitution set up direct democracies.” The authors of these founding documents disagreed on many points, but on one point they ALL agreed wholeheartedly: “The United States is not a democracy, never was, and never was intended to be. It is a Republic.” The following statements represent a small sampling of what the Founding Fathers thought about democracies.
Alexander Hamilton asserted that “We are now forming a Republican form of government. Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of a dictatorship.”4 Hamilton, in the last letter he ever wrote, warned that “our real disease…is DEMOCRACY.
T.L. Davis is correct in his latest newsletter:
The difference between a republic and a democracy is the difference between freedom and slavery. This is what the founders understood. Politicians use the term “democracy” as if it’s interchangeable with a republic and it is specifically and intentionally not, because in a democracy 50.1% can strip freedom from 100% of the people and that is what is at foot right now and Republican representatives and senators are as guilty as any Democrat. When they use the term “democracy” they are conditioning the public to accept 50.1% rule.
The difference is in individual rights and preservation of the republic demands that those rights be secured through any means necessary, because without them, we are instituting a revolution to become a democracy. Any government official who uses the term “democracy” is projecting their worldview and, I would suggest, a traitor, because as leaders of the government, they are sworn to defend the Constitution that establishes a republic instead of a democracy and they are not fools, or misled, or misinformed, they are intentionally conditioning the populace to accept 50.1% rule instead of individual rights that secure the republic. Why? Because 50.1% can vote 100% into a collectivist state and I would suggest it already has. That is the battlefield.
So where does this leave the people to whom this great experiment was given? Are we really going to sit back and hand over our freedom to Communists masquerading as our elected elite? The “trial” of the President will either expedite the coming civil war or it will postpone it until after the election (or Trump’s assassination). NEVER underestimate what the enemy will do to enslave us.
Prepare for battle.