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Posted: 5/27/2001 12:08:38 PM EDT
A Republic; not a Democracy Bill # H.CON.RES.48 Original Sponsor: Ron Paul (R-TX 14th) Sponsor/Cosponsor Total: 4 (last sponsor added 05/15/2001) 4 Republicans About This Legislation: The United States is not a democracy. The U.S. is a constitutionally limited republic and it must remain a republic if we are to remain free. Yet few Americans understand the critical distinction between these two incompatible forms of government. Democracy gives the majority power to destroy your liberty and your property. Our national constitution, by contrast, expressly protects your liberty and your property. Politicians and the media bombard us with the message that America is a democracy. They attempt to equate the "will of the people" or "popular support" with political and legal legitimacy. The underlying message is clear: democracy is noble, the Constitution is irrelevant. Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy. The Constitution guarantees a republican form of government; the word "democracy" does not appear. Its authors knew that majority fervor would threaten freedom, so they created a republic designed to strictly limit the size and scope of government. Accordingly, the Constitution is replete with undemocratic mechanisms. Obvious examples are the First Amendment and the electoral college system.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 12:09:36 PM EDT
(continued) H.Con.Res. 48 calls for Congress to reaffirm our nation's status as a constitutional republic. It also voices opposition to recent calls for the abolition of the electoral college system. Support for H.Con.Res. 48 sends a strong message that liberty is more important than shifting majority sentiment, and that our constitutional republic is incompatible with majority tyranny. ------ Anyone not voting for this is a traitor to the country.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 12:16:49 PM EDT
Imbro, do you really think that 'they' care? The politicians have it made, if thy're not corrupt when they get to DC they get corrupted real quick.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 12:17:20 PM EDT
It will be impossible to get rid of the Electoral College. Any small population state would just be hurt by this. It would require 2/3 of the states to vote for it. Impossible.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 12:22:14 PM EDT
Where is the mention of the electoral college in the bill?
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 12:29:24 PM EDT
"It also voices opposition to recent calls for the abolition of the electoral college system." This statement implies the wanted removal of the electoral college for the socialist-democrats benefit.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 12:32:59 PM EDT
Ok I see it now. My eyes are really tired from counting ceiling tile holes yesterday and 4 hours of staring the wall today and everything it blurry.
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 9:43:56 PM EDT
Sounds like a good bill. But you might be suprised at the amount of traitors. [:)]
Link Posted: 5/27/2001 9:55:59 PM EDT
We know for damned sure that Jeffords is not for it! God I would love to gouge his goddamned beady eyes out of their sockets. I doubt that you would get more than 2 Demon'd to vote it, and probably only about 30 or so Republicans. Less than that in the Senate I'm sure- they are much more spineless (recalling their refusal to convict Klinton).
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