Republic vs. Democracy
Rule by Law or Mob Rule
We Can’t Be Both
Benjamin Rush said on the ratification of the Constitution on July 9, 1788 “Tis done, we have become a nation.” And just after the completion and signing of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin replied to a woman’s inquiry as to the type of government the Founders had created, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
Sorry Ben, we have failed to keep it.
Not only could we not keep it, most people do not even know what kind government the Founding Fathers created.
* A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the Constitution).
* A democracy is direct government ruled by the majority (mob rule).
A Republic preserves the inalienable rights of individuals while democracies pander to wants or needs (sustenance of power).