This is why our Founders Overwhelmingly Rejected Being a Democracy

 

 

By Don Jans

What we are witnessing in the United States today is democracy. This is what the collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat, – all virtually the same) has always advocated. The left in the United States today is advocating democracy. Democracy is a dictatorship of the majority that quickly becomes a dictatorship of the few over the many. Democracy always leads to tyranny. This is exactly what the left (Democrats) has been advocating for the United States for years.
 
Plato wrote in The Republic, “And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.”
 
The Founding Fathers despised democracies.  They desired democratic principles, but not a democracy.  As Plato decrees above, a democracy can easily be commandeered to establish a totalitarian state.  The Founders inherently understood this, and wholly rejected forming a democracy.
 
“It has been observed by an honorable gentleman, that a pure democracy, if it were practicable, would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved, that no position in politics is more false than this. The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.” Alexander Hamilton. 
 
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, or a group of tyrants, from denying God-given rights to Americans. 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.
 
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.”
 
Thomas Jefferson declared: “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
 
Benjamin Franklin had similar concerns of a democracy when he warned that “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” After the Constitutional Convention was concluded, in 1787, a bystander inquired of Franklin: “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
 
John Adams, our second president, wrote: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.”
 
James Madison, the father of the Constitution wrote in Federalist Paper No. 10 that pure democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.
 
A Republic protects the rights of the minority and those in power. A democracy gives to government total control over all rights. This is why our founders were so insistent on declaring that our Natural Rights come from God and not from government and include but are not limited to Life, Liberty, and Property, or the right of the individual to pursue their own happiness.
 
When government has control of Natural Rights, the right to life comes under the control of the government and government can declare for instance that if the life of an unborn child is deemed to be a nuisance or inconvenience the baby can be murdered; if speech, assembly, or religion for instance is deemed to be incompatible with those in control they have the write to limit or outlaw these liberties; if the acquisition or property including the right to pursue accomplishments and be rewarded for such is deemed to be against the greater good of the commune, collective, or state, the masses have the right to destroy and take from the achiever. This is democracy and this is what is being encouraged by the Democrats today. The purpose of the Democrats is again to transform the United States into a Marxist totalitarian state. I know, I have been saying this for years Cliff, and you have told me I am dead wrong. Do you like what is happening and do you still think I am dead wrong?

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Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.


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One Response to This is why our Founders Overwhelmingly Rejected Being a Democracy

  1. Sally Starr July 28, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Don: Great job explaining.

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