A Suicidal Republic: Where Do We Draw the Line? by Terri Nicholson

May 17, 2012

“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” ~ James Madison
Source cited: (Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, The Federalist on the New Constitution (Philadelphia: Benjamin Warner, 1818), p. 53, #10, James Madison.)


“Remember, democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.  There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” ~John Adams


Source cited:  John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston:  Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1850), Vol. VI, p. 484, to John Taylor on April 15, 1814.


When we hear the word ‘republic’, we tend to think about a group of people who enjoy the freedoms of being liberated don’t we? What then does it mean to be liberated?  Merriam Webster defines liberty as:
a: the quality or state of being free; the power to do as one pleases
b : freedom from physical restraint
c : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control
d : the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges
e : the power of choice


Do those definitions describe the United States of America today?  I do not think so and we will be hard pressed to find anyone who can intelligently advocate that America is a liberated country today.  We are actually a country that is greatly plagued with massive amounts of debt and regulation because we have allowed pseudo historians to falsely redefine what this country was founded on; and furthermore to make sure the truth is not properly taught to the masses.


America was absolutely a country that experienced liberty and freedom once upon a time and made sacrifices like no other country in the world to have that type of freedom.  There are so many lessons to be learned from our Founding Fathers and what all was sacrificed so that freedom and liberty could ring across the nation.  It’s difficult to understand what we had and how it has managed to slip away, or shall we say ‘stolen’ from us.  One will not realize the depths of theft that has occurred unless one understands the documents that were responsible for making America a true REPUBLIC.


If we heed the wisdom from our Founding Fathers that democracy will soon degenerate into anarchy, then why do we work so hard to put ourselves into massive amounts of debt so that we can “spread” something that we are told cannot last?  Which laws give the United States of America the constitutional authority to “spread democracy” throughout the world and even within our own country?  Is it not possible that some words within our Constitution have been allowed to be taken out of context and intentionally misrepresented in order to destroy something great that our country was able to achieve?  I certainly believe so.


America is the only country that was accurately called a republic.  What an amazing accomplishment when you think about and what that truly means!  We had men and women who made sacrifices that we can barely comprehend in order to achieve something so great as liberty and freedom.  It’s very disheartening to see how we have managed to allow it to slip from our clutches.  When did it happen?  Why did it happen?  Is it possible to become a republic again?  These are all questions that I fully tend to answer and elaborate on in my upcoming articles.


We will not know how to proceed in the future unless we fully understand what our past is.  This country’s heritage is like none other, and it should be all our goals to fully understand our heritage so that we may properly hold our legislators accountable as well as our courts.


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