WHEN IS ‘DEMOCRACY’ NOT A DEMOCRACY?

What Type of Government Does the U.S. have, anyway?

A government that is run by elected officials is called a republic. The United States has both republican and democratic characteristics throughout its multiple levels of government.

America is considered a democratic republic. This essentially means that the government operates on the principles of both a republic and a democracy. In other words, the nation functions upon principles that are common in both republics and democracies. The American Heritage Dictionary defines a republic as “a political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines democracy as “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation, usually involving periodically held free elections.” In other words, in a republic there are a group of citizens elected or appointed to represent the people, but with a democracy the power is theoretically in the hands of usually all voting citizens. A democratic republic is a mixture of the two.

The Purpose of a Democratic Republic – Checks and Balances

One of the main concepts that guided their decision-making was that of checks and balances.

However, Joe Biden and the democrats are saying “Republicans are a threat to democracy”!

Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary on the threat to ‘democracy’.

The founding fathers and patriots of the United States, thought back to the colonial days when formulating our type and style of government, considering that the people of the colonies had no say over the decisions of the parliament in the United Kingdom.

They concluded that elected officials serving as voices for the people is one of the main ways the government and citizens keep each other in check.

The people are not at the whims of a disconnected government because they can choose to whom they want to grant power, and the government avoids the chaos of the masses having total control by only allowing elected officials to take direct action.

Just as the people and government balance each other, the government has to keep itself in check. The most obvious way this occurs is by the division of power within state government and federal government.

The judicial branch interprets the constitutionality of laws.

The legislative branch of government makes laws, the executive branch enforces them, and the judicial branch interprets them.

These branches are allowed to interact with and contest each other, but their existence ensures that no small group of people has the power to do everything.

On the federal level, someone could propose a law, but if Congress does not vote in favor of it, the law does not get passed. Congress even balances itself through its structure.

A bicameral legislature

When the system was created, the Founding Fathers were unsure whether the states should get equal or proportional representation in Congress. Their solution was a bicameral legislature, a two-house legislative body.

In the Senate, the states get two senators each. In the House of Representatives, states’ representation depends on their respective populations.

Both houses have to pass a law for it to take effect, and even when that happens, the Supreme Court could deem the law unconstitutional and revoke it because The Constitution of the United States rules supreme.

The Supreme Law of the Land

The constitution can override anything the national government might decide to do.

This ensures that basic human rights may not be violated and that the foundational structure of the government cannot be radically altered.

But, does Joe Biden believe in and follow the principles of our long-established democratic republic? Or does he espouse a Socialist-democratic form of Marxism. Read his “American Rescue Plan of 2021” and decide.

NEXT: Read these quotes (and definitions) of Marxism by Karl Marx and Joseph Lenin and you will see the undeniable similarities between the American Democrat party platform and the murderous regimes of communism and Marxism.

Finally, here are three sources defining traditional democracy:

A DEMOCRACY – as defined by Dictionary.com:

Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

A state of society characterized by ‘formal equality of rights and privileges’, political or social equality; ‘democratic spirit’.

The common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power. (Dictionary.com)

NOTE: In a pure democracy, a majority can decided to rule over and take from the minority. Example: If the majority population dislikes working and earning incomes, they can vote to take for their own, the money of businesses and individuals who produce income, goods and services. (See how this is demonstrated by farmers being murdered and farmland stolen by Marxists in South Africa).

A DEMOCRACY – as defined by Merriam-Webster.com:

1a : government by the people, especially : rule of the majority

b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation, usually involving periodically held free elections

2 : a political unit that has a democratic government . (Merriam-Webster.com)

A DEMOCRACY – as defined by Wikipedia.org:

Democracy is a form of government in which the people have the authority to deliberate and decide legislation (“direct democracy”), or to choose governing officials to do so (“representative democracy”). Who is considered part of “the people” and how authority is shared among or delegated by the people has changed over time and at different rates in different countries, but over time more and more of a democratic country’s inhabitants have generally been included. Cornerstones of democracy include freedom of assembly, association, property rights, freedom of religion and speech, inclusiveness and equality, citizenship, consent of the governed, voting rights, freedom from unwarranted governmental deprivation of the right to life and liberty, and minority rights.

The notion of democracy has evolved over time considerably. The original form of democracy was a direct democracy. The most common form of democracy today is a representative democracy, where the people elect government officials to govern on their behalf, such as in a parliamentary or presidential democracy.

Prevalent day-to-day decision-making of democracies is the majority rule, though other decision-making approaches like super majority and consensus have also been integral to democracies. They serve the crucial purpose of inclusiveness and broader legitimacy on sensitive issues—counterbalancing majoritarianism—and therefore mostly take precedence on a constitutional level. In the common variant of liberal democracy, the powers of the majority are exercised within the framework of a representative democracy, but the constitution limits the majority and protects the minority—usually through the enjoyment by all of certain individual rights, e.g. freedom of speech or freedom of association. (Wikipedia.org)

The Purpose of a Democratic Republic – Checks and Balances

One of the main concepts that guided their decision-making was that of checks and balances. They thought back to the colonial days, when the people of the colonies had no say over the decisions of the parliament in the United Kingdom.

Elected officials serving as voices for the people is one of the main ways the government and citizens keep each other in check.

The people are not at the whims of a disconnected government because they can choose to whom they want to grant power, and the government avoids the chaos of the masses having total control by only allowing elected officials to take direct action.

Just as the people and government balance each other, the government has to keep itself in check.

The most obvious way this occurs is by the division of power within state government and federal government.

The judicial branch interprets the constitutionality of laws.

The legislative branch of government makes laws, the executive branch enforces them, and the judicial branch interprets them.

These branches are allowed to interact with and contest each other, but their existence ensures that no small group of people has the power to do everything.

On the federal level, someone could propose a law, but if Congress does not vote in favor of it, the law does not get passed. Congress even balances itself through its structure.

A bicameral legislature

When the system was created, the Founding Fathers were unsure whether the states should get equal or proportional representation in Congress. Their solution was a bicameral legislature, a two-house legislative body.

In the Senate, the states get two senators each. In the House of Representatives, states’ representation depends on their respective populations.

Both houses have to pass a law for it to take effect, and even when that happens, the Supreme Court could deem the law unconstitutional and revoke it because the constitution rules supreme.

The Supreme Law of the Land

The constitution can override anything the national government might decide to do.

This ensures that basic human rights may not be violated and that the foundational structure of the government cannot be radically altered.

These founding principals have sustained and prospered both America and the world for over 250 years, and continue to do so. But now they are under siege by Global Marxism and the American Democrat Party.

DEMOCRACY AND THE UNITED NATIONS – MARXISM IN DISGUISE

When Joe Biden, Barack Obama or any other democrat says ‘democracy’, what he or they are really referring to is ‘mob rule’, led by Marxist-style elitists. Please read and absorb the following from United Nations UNESCO: What is Democracy to the United Nations – A Socialist-Marxist Construct?

Additional Reading on this spreading threat:

The One World Government Emerges – 2022

Joe Bide, Barack Obama, Karl Marx and the United Nations

Agenda 2030, The U.N., Global Marxism

8 Great Lies by the Left

America Under Siege

The Great Reset

Ideas, excerpts and quotes from the main article above taken from various sites:

What Type of Government Does the US Have?

 

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