Our Founding Fathers feared democracy.
They created the United States Constitution and established a Republic, not a democracy.
PROOF: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands…”
What’s the difference between a democracy and a Republic?
Democracy is governance by mob rule that eventually turns to tyranny.
A Republic is governance by law (e.g., “the Constitution and Natural Law”) that leads to liberty.
In the United States, there is a widespread and intentional attempt to destroy our Republic by seeking the removal of the Electoral College, subverting the Constitution and Natural Law through politicizing the Supreme Court, and wrongly educating children that our system of governance is one of majority rule.
Those who wish “Save Our Democracy” are bringing us anarchy, not liberty.
ANARCHY vs. LIBERTY
The difference between ANARCHY and LIBERTY is best illustrated by a train. A train completely free of its tracks is out-of-control and destructive. So too, a governed people completely free of law (e.g. the Constitution and Natural Law) become out-of-control and destructive. “Everyone does that which is right in his own eyes.”
It always takes a dictatorial tyrant to restore law and order to democratic anarchy.
The French Revolution (1789-1799) threw off the rule of law and established a pure Democracy. The people then proceeded to commit horrors and atrocities which only ended when Napoleon took over as emperor. The little dictator then spread his tyranny to the rest of Europe.
Republics that lose their laws, courts, and law enforcement become democracies of mob rule, eventually descending into anarchy, to only be rescued from lawlessness via tyranny.
Democracy destroys freedom.
WHY A REPUBLIC?
When the invalid eighty-one-year-old Benjamin Franklin was carried out of Philadelphia’s City Hall at the conclusion of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, it is said that a woman stopped the caravan carrying the most famous American of the 1700s and asked “Mr. Franklin, do we have a monarchy or a republic?”
The response came: “A Republic, Madame; if you can keep it.”
During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, Edmund Randolph described the multiple discussions the Constitutional Convention delegates had during the four months of debate regarding “evil” in governments and political systems. He reflected: “…that in tracing these evils to their origin, every man (at the Constitutional Convention) had found the origin of evil in the turbulence and follies of democracy.”
It was unanimous at the Constitutional Convention that pure democracy was evil.
In our age when everyone thinks that the most Twitter followers, the most Facebook “Likes,” and the most popular thing is always the best thing, it’s difficult to fathom why the rule of law (e.g. the Natural Law of the Constitution) is always better than governance by majority rule. But our Founding Fathers knew that pure democracy eventually collapses into anarchy, then tyranny.
John Adams said: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
John Marshall, who later became Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court observed: “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”
If America can keep the rule of law established by the Founding Fathers, then the Electoral College must remain.
For if the Constitution is abandoned and we move toward a pure democratic (popular) vote, then the United States will become a government ruled by the majority wishes of the people (i.e. “a pure democracy”).
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
The Constitution of the United States established an Electoral College. During a national Presidential election, each state sends elected representatives (electors) to their respective state capitals to cast their votes for the next President of the United States.
538 electors are sent by the people of the United States to cast their votes for the President, then those votes are sent to the United States Senate to be counted.
The Founding Fathers could have said from the beginning, “The candidate that receives the most number of popular votes will be elected President.” But they didn’t.
They knew if America were a pure democracy, the Presidential candidate who wins the popular vote in the major metropolitan areas of the coasts would always win the election. Look at the attached map. The majority of the population in the United States lives in the highlighted counties.
The Electoral College represents people living in the heartland of America.
The farmers, ranchers, small businessmen, and others who live in rural America – the people who feed our country and fuel our country – are guaranteed a voice through their electors.
The fact that the smaller states in population have greater proportional electoral representation to more populated coastal states ensures that the people who live in 95% of the land mass of America are not swallowed up by the masses who live in 5% of the country.
In other words, the Electoral College – established by the Constitution – means our country is a Republic that keeps a pure democracy at bay.
Don’t be fooled. Attempts at packing the Supreme Court, mailing out ballots to voter lists that have not been purged, installing portable ballot boxes, and not requiring photo identification to vote or certified signatures are all attempts to bypass the power of the Electoral College.
The United States is governed by the rule of law, not the rule of the majority.
Through their study of governments throughout world history, the Founding Fathers knew that pure democracies soon descend into anarchy and that anarchy will soon devolve into tyranny.
For this reason, it is best, at least according to our Founding Fathers, to avoid using the phrase, “Let’s Save Our Democracy” and fight with all your might to “Save Our Republic.”