Why Real History Must be Taught

 

 

By Don Jans

It can be called nothing but ignorance and stupidity. Ignorance is lack of knowledge or information. Stupidity is behavior that shows a lack of good sense or judgment. So many on the left are saying that President Trump will end our democracy. We were never intended to be a democracy. Democracy always ends freedom. What we are seeing in the streets of the United States today is democracy.

Joe Biden backer Cher said that if President Donald Trump wins re-election in November, it will be the “end of democracy,” adding that the commander in chief is gradually bringing the country closer to “dictatorship.” Cher has obviously never done any research but has accepted the line fed to her by those wishing to overthrow our Constitutional Republic. This is willingly being indoctrinated and that is stupid. Not doing her own research has resulted in her ignorance. Sadly, many Americans fall into these same categories.

Dr. Harold Pease wrote that the Founding Fathers universally rejected democracy and hoped that posterity would never turn the United States into one.  The word they used was “Republic,” which is not synonymous with “Democracy.”  The word “Democracy” is not in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights.  Even the Pledge of Allegiance is “to the Republic for which it stands.”

A democracy is by definition a dictatorship, a dictatorship of the majority over the minority where the minority has no rights or liberties the majority does not specifically grant to it. Plato wrote in The Republic, “And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.” Our founders were neither ignorant nor were they stupid. They had studied different forms of government and were educated and not indoctrinated. They chose Republic over Democracy.

Madison in Federalist Ten 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 have been violent in their deaths.”

Madison goes on to splendidly explain how this very same “erroneous” belief of democracy held by collectivists destroys property rights, which is foundational to any free society as he explained, “Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.”

Thomas Jefferson said, “Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.”

Democracy can not exist in a nation that specifically states that Natural Rights and Liberties come from God and not government. In a Republic, a Natural Right such as life can not be denied to the unborn because government states that child’s right to life is a choice. In a democracy, the term choice could be substituted for the action of murder and the right to life of the unborn child could be denied if the majority said it is so.

In a Republic, the right to free speech cannot be curtailed or denied because it is deemed by a faction to be politically incorrect or hate speech. In a democracy, if the majority deems politically incorrect speech or hate speech to be undesirable they can deem it to be disallowable speech and any user could be punished in any way the majority would deem appropriate.

This same principle of rights endowed to us by our Creator versus government could be applied to all of those rights we hold so dear such as free exercise of religion, peaceable assembly, due process of law, proof of guilt and not innocence, and so many more.

“It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny, their figure deformity.” Alexander Hamilton  

What we are seeing in the streets of the United States is democracy. It is for this very reason our founders rejected democracy and chose Republic. Freedom Loving Americans must learn the differences, must stop using the term democracy in a favorable light, and must immediately begin to educate our fellow Americans why the left is advancing he term and essence of democracy and calling for the repudiation and destruction of our Constitutional Republic, which would result in the collectivists not only ignoring the Constitution, but burning the Constitution along with the burning the flag.


The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal


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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3 Responses to Why Real History Must be Taught

  1. Susan Aquino September 9, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you, Don. I always cringe when I hear people use the word democracy when it should republic, especially when it is a political program where they should know better.

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  2. William Hicks September 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    DON YOU’RE CORRECT,but lies of historical events have been said so long that they’re perceived as truth.

    Take for instance the false notion that Thanksgiving was uniquely to thank the Indians for their bounty instead of the original meaning to thank God for His Providence.

    I don’t believe we can change public education, but there would be hope if vouchers were a choice.

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  3. Anthont September 7, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Don Jans, I am impressed, perhaps there is hope for our Republic.

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