and Americans need to learn this prior to our next election cycle!
In case anyone has forgotten, we are not a Democracy. We are a Republic. That means that the people elected can represent us the way THEY feel is best – they don’t have to poll us. They don’t have to agree with the majority. Majority does not rule in a Republic.
THAT is why Congress continues to pass the crap they are passing – because we keep electing the same corrupt, ignorant, immoral people over and over and over and over…..
Wake up, before it’s too late and the country we love is gone.
From: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition | Date: 2008 |
republic [Lat. res publica, =public affair], today understood to be a sovereign state ruled by representatives of a widely inclusive electorate. The term republic formerly denoted a form of government that was both free from hereditary or monarchical rule and had popular control of the state and a conception of public welfare. It is in this sense that we speak of the ancient Roman republic. Today, in addition to the above characteristics, a republic is a state in which all segments of society are enfranchised and in which the state’s power is constitutionally limited. Traditionally a republic is distinguished from a true democracy in that the republic operates through a representative assembly chosen by the citizenry, while in a democracy the populace participates directly in governmental affairs. In actual practice, however, most modern representative governments are closer to a republic than a democracy. The United States is an example of a federal republic, in which the powers of the central government are limited and the component parts of the nation, the states, exercise some measure of home rule. France is an example of a centralized republic, in which the component parts have more limited powers.