A thoughtful compilation and analysis of some important, but underreported and under-researched news stories, with particular focus on keeping the People informed about all Enemies, Foreign and Domestic.
-----The 'Civil Flag' -- Forgotten Flag, or Flag of Fraud and Fiction?
-----Status of the 'Fair Tax Act of 2005' (H.R. 25; S 25)
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Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Are we a republic or a democracy? Column dated 05 January 2005
This question is one that we rarely think about, or remember the answer to. We are, or course, a liberal constitutional republic -- not a democracy. But why is this important? It is because, as Walter E. Williams puts it, the Founding Fathers "saw democracy as another form of tyranny." This is most certainly true. In a democracy, wolves and sheep get to vote on what gets eaten for dinner. In a liberal constitutional republic, the eating of sheep is against the Constitution, and the sheep have guns. I highly recommend any column by Professor Williams and this one is of particular import since it strikes to the heart of the matter of whether it is we who serve the government, or the government who serves us. Which situation would you rather have? _____________________________________________
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."