This Is What Democracy Looks Like

The United States is a constitutional republic based on the rule of law whose fundamental basis is the U.S. Constitution. It seems that a majority of the people and our current government have a problem with this fact.

1. Most people think that this nation is a democracy. The slogan being promoted by union organizers is: “Tell me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks like”. I heard this at the Save the American Dream Rally in Raleigh and the following video shows what mob rule (Democracy) really looks like: 

Our founding fathers understood the difference between mob rule and the rule of law. Whether the following quote is based on actual consideration of a monarchy, it is clear that a democracy was not part of the Constitutional Convention:

Outside Independence Hall when the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
“A republic, if you can keep it.”

In Federalist No. 10, James Madison said,

“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.”

The unions which are calling for a revolution for workers’ right are validating their belief that they live in a democracy. History will judge their actions if successful in the same manner as outlined by John Adams:

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”

Unfortunately, their attempts to show us what a democracy looks like are more likely to cause the end of our republic which brings me to the second point.
2. There is a fundamental difference between a democracy and a republic that must be clarified. The word “republic” comes from the Latin res publica — which means simply “the public thing(s),” or more simply “the law(s).” “Democracy,” on the other hand, is derived from the Greek words demos and kratein, which translates to “the people to rule.” This means that the majority of the people override the rights of the individual. Or to put it in simpler terms: mob rule instead of the rule of law.

Without the rule of law, there is no republic by definition. Let’s look at some clear violations of the law.

  • Eric Holder’s dismissal of voter intimidation by New Black Panther members in Philadelphia.
  • Eric Holder’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona for passing legislation to uphold federal immigration laws.
  • Col. Larkin’s lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of the commander in chief. The basis of his case was not allowed to be argued.
  • President Obama’s refusal to comply with court orders concerning oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • President Obama’s refusal to comply with court orders concerning the unconstitutionality of health care legislation.

Once respect of the law is gone and replaced by democracy, the grand experiment known as the United States will be over. We now have to ask ourselves what is coming. History shows us that the next step for a country in our economical and political conditions is a revolution followed by a dictatorship.

David DeGerolamo

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M. Diane Saddington
M. Diane Saddington
10 years ago

I remember the riots of the 60’s -- and believe when this current jack-hole of a president is voted out…..those who only see ‘a brother’ will be back in the streets again, looting and rioting!!

Bill Randell
10 years ago

The revolution is all around us. It is not just found in the protests happening in different parts of our country. It has happened to us and to our children. We are at a loss as to what freedom and liberty means and how to protect it. We don’t know what the government is authorized to do and prohibited from doing. We watch from the cheap seats as a burgeoning bureaucratic tidal wave from all directions of unrepresentative legislative regulations that have a death grip on our liberties, collapses the infrastructure of our country, government and economy, and we walk around as if nothing is happening to us.
We already have a dictator who fires CEOs of corporations and installs whomever he pleases in their stead. A dictator who wantonly defies court orders; who constantly belittles the country in which he resides; who jams pretended legislation down our throats and says its for our own good; who vilifies the ten commandments; who authorizes 20 million dollars on bringing to this country and feeding, clothing and housing Hamas militants called refugees; If we don’t already have a dictator I would challenge anyone to identify just what type of position he holds.
Me, I’m fed up and ready to stand in the gap and make up the hedge. If we don’t act soon, it will all come down around us shortly.

Randy Dye
10 years ago

Love the way they use music to invoke an artificial response using emotional propaganda. But it ain’t over till the fat lady sings

Richard Swartz
Richard Swartz
10 years ago

History may well show that the next step is revolution followed by dictatorship. However, this nation has made a lot of history that did not follow previous examples, so the next step may well be revolution, followed by a return to a Republic form of government under our original Constitution. At least we can hope so, and stand ready to each do our part.