“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of government … ” Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution
We are slowly being boiled to death and we don’t even realize it. Several of our current slate of presidential candidates have announced their intention to abolish the Electoral College if elected. Since this is a foundational tenant of our Republic this is nothing less than an intention to dismantle that which has stood in good stead for well over two centuries. In effect they are announcing an attempt at a coup.
Eric Metaxes writes - “For such a thing to happen is typical of ideas in history. Once they become settled or codified into institutions, the temptation is to look to the institution that was created by the idea and eventually to forget the idea and mistake the institution for the idea.” If You Can Keep It - The Forgotten Promise Of American Liberty - p. 183
We have lost sight of the grand idea - vision - of a Republican Form of government that was birthed into reality by our Founding Fathers. A Republic is the only guarantor of a government of “We the people...” for it protects the rights of each individual. A democracy gives sway for the rights of the few to be trampled under the feet of the majority. This results in the usurpation of the grand organic idea for the doddering bureaucracy of an all encompassing institution. In short the Grand Republican Idea lies prostrate beneath the jackboot heel of suffocating grinding institutional “democratic” socialism.
“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
― Thomas Jefferson
I could never quail to note that the first ones to suffer injustice under such a regime would be the most vulnerable - the unborn person. For the devotees of “democratic socialism” maintain they have no rights - that is the right to life. This is a travesty of unimaginable proportions.
In a furious attempt to build a better furnace the fire on the inside has gone out and no one notices. There is no longer any heat or light but we continue on our way beguiling unaware of what has transpired. By giving heed to the alluring siren call of free this and free that our Republican Liberty has been dashed upon the treacherous rocks of enslavement. The debris of the idea lies awash - being tossed to and fro by the unrelenting waves of deception.
Alexander Hamilton asserted that "We are now forming a Republican form of government. Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of a dictatorship." Hamilton, in the last letter he ever wrote, warned that "our real disease…is DEMOCRACY."
Even Fox News has fallen into this pitcher plant of malaise for they are calling their election coverage “Democracy 2020.”
“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.” Frederick Douglass