Throughout history, corrupt people are ruled by despots. Corruption will “cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security…”
Abraham Lincoln, September 11, 1858:
“Accustomed to trampling on the rights of others you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.”
Ben Franklin, in his closing speech at the Constitutional Convention, said the Constitution could not last. It was bound to become despotic because corrupt people are incapable of managing themselves.
“there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”
General Douglas MacArthur prophesied in his speech December 12, 1951:
“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”
— General Douglas MacArthur prophesied in his speech December 12, 1951
U.S. Supreme Court, ADDERLEY v. FLORIDA (1966), 385 US 39
“the principal danger to civil liberty [is] in the governed unequipped to function as governors. The chief enemies of republican freedom are mental sloth, conformity, bigotry, superstition, credulity, monopoly in the market of ideas, and utter, benighted ignorance. Relying as it does on the consent of the governed, representative government cannot succeed unless the community receives enough information to grasp public issues and make sensible decisions.”
Ben Franklin, closing speech at the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787:
“I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”
And 2000 years ago Plutarch said “It is truly said that the first destroyer of the liberties of a people is he who gave them bounties and largesse. “
About 2150 years ago, Greek Historian Polybius The Histories Book 6, section 9:
“But when a new generation arises and the democracy falls into the hands of the grandchildren of its founders, they have become so accustomed to freedom and equality that they no longer value them, and begin to aim at pre-eminence; and it is chiefly those of ample fortune who fall into this error. So when they begin to lust for power and cannot attain it through themselves or their own good qualities, they ruin their estates, tempting and corrupting the people in every possible way. And hence when by their foolish thirst for reputation they have created among the masses an appetite for gifts and the habit of receiving them, democracy in its turn is abolished and changes into a rule of force and violence. For the people, having grown accustomed to feed at the expense of others and to depend for their livelihood on the property of others, as soon as they find a leader who is enterprising but is excluded from the houses of office by his penury, institute the rule of violence; and now uniting their forces massacre, banish, and plunder, until they degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch.”
Much more about democracies can be found in my essay on Democracy
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But you already knew that because the Bible told you so. Apostle Paul repeated King David’s warning that government charity would be a snare to trap you. Romans 11:9
First Samuel 8:18
“And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the LORD will not hear you in that day.”
Samuel Adams speech at the State House of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1 August 1776). Sam was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, cousin of President John Adams, and an activist at the Boston Tea Party
“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. … Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
You are no longer in a Republic. Prove it to yourself. Ask yourself some questions: Can a majority of Congressmen, and a judge now conspire to take all your rights from you? Can a city government prohibit you from owning a dog unless you first beg for permission and pay a fee? Can you repair your front porch without begging for permit and paying a fee?
Democracy cannot be considered as a form of government. Although it starts as a form of government, it quickly dissolves into corruption. The moment a politician makes a promise, is the moment democracy ceases to be a form of government. To use a public office to grant favors to those who elect you is corruption. It is the very definition of corruption. Go look it up in a law dictionary. DEMOCRACY IS CORRUPTION. According to John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government section 222 the use of a public office to influence your electors will “cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security…”
Only those who want to dominate others would register to vote. Those who refuse to dominate others would not register. Original (the posterity) citizens would not partake of a 14th Amendment government benefit. Christians cannot covet their neighbors’ wealth because it violates the tenth Commandment.
Those registered to vote agree to the outcome of the election, no matter how abhorrent.
Those registered to vote are represented. They have entered society. Once represented Procurationem adversus nulla est proæscriptio. There is no prescription for procuration. If you are represented, then you cannot be damaged by your representative. Your submission must be a complete submission with the full understanding that you cannot be damaged by your elected representative.
Unreasoning mobs do not have authority.
The class of people who create a government are the jura summi imperii, they are superior to the governments that they delegated their powers to. Those who take oaths of office are inferior to them. Oaths are only taken to superiors (Hebrews 6:16). Freemen are free from civil authority. `Libera res publica‘. A Roman officer cannot arrest a Roman citizen. Acts 22:27,29. Freemen are free from civil authority. Unless they are ungrateful for their freedom. Every Law Dictionary will tell you “The civil laws reduce an ungrateful freedman to his original slavery” Libertinum ingratum leges civiles in pristinam servitutem redigunt.
As further proof that a democracy is prohibited, consider the legal maxim: Multitudo errantium non parit errori “The multitude of those who err furnishes no excuse for error.”
In a democracy, which we have had since 1933, you can vote to plunder others and demand benefits. You too can exercise your democratic “rights” to persecute others. But, you must also suffer the consequences.