Saturday, November 28, 2009
There seems to be much misconception about the kind of government America's has. Al Gore said, "What is at stake here is the integrity of our democracy, making sure that the will of the people is expressed," America is not a democracy. It is a constitutional republic. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law and U.S. citizens elect representatives to office.Democracy, by itself, is a system of government where the will of the majority rules, regardless of any law. The Founders of America went to great lengths to ensure that our new nation was not a democracy.The Constitution was laid out to preserve individual rights and to LIMIT the power of government for the protection of individual rights. Those founding fathers were against unlimited majority rule as they fully were aware that individual rights and liberty would be in jeopardy. This is what has been happening for many years in the United States, but now has been accelerated without precedent, by the Obama administration and it’s followers.