How will democracy end in the United States?


Answer: In the United States, democracy must end the way democracies always end — in a violent death.

Steven Miller originally answered this question June 1, 2019 as a response to this Brookings Institution article that questioned if America’s democracy was threatened. 

  • Democracies must always fail because democracy cannot recognize individual rights.
  • Throughout history, democracies have never been sustainable.
  • The US Constitution does not mention the word democracy. The founders of the US government all agreed that democracies are “spectacles of turbulence and contention.” They are only for those who would take the risk of loosing their rights in exchange for the chance to dominate others.
  • Those who vote for public benefits will use the force of government to seize an ever increasing amount of their neighbors’ wealth.

In 1770, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, in his book Cycles of Democracy, had this comparison with the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

‘A democracy will continue until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.’

Frederic Bastiat in Economic Sophisms, Second Series, Chapter 1, The Physiology of Plunder, 1845:

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in a society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”


James Madison, 1787, Federalist Paper #10:

Democracy is the most vile form of government … 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. …”


Patrick Henry:

“Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt.”

John Adams, 1815:

“Democracy … while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

Greek Historian Polybius, The Histories Of the Roman Republic 220-146 BC, Book 6, section 9: (link: Polybius on Governments)

“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.”

Abraham Lincoln, September 11, 1858:

“Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and prepare your own limbs to wear them. 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.”

Thomas Jefferson. Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19, 1787. In the paragraph starting at the bottom of page 290:

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. … The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”

[Venality is the condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain. The American Heritage Dictionary]

JEFFERSON WAS RIGHT. THE DEEP STATE GOVERNMENT IS A TUMOR THAT EATS TO THE HEART OF THE CONSTITUTION.

The Constitution never allowed democracy.

John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government paragraph 222:

When government officers corrupt society, the result is “to cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security…”

In the pure pre-democracy era of American government, the beginnings of what we now call “powers that be” or “the shadow government” or “the deep state” were allowed asylum within our borders. But we were warned to watch them very carefully.

“Our system, however, of religious liberty must afford them an asylum; but if they do not put the purity of our elections to a severe trial, it will be a wonder.”
— John Adams letter to Thomas Jefferson May 5, 1816, The Works of John Adams, Vol 10, Letters 1811-1825

IT IS ALL A LIE — THE ENTIRE U.S. DEMOCRACY SYSTEM IS A SCAM. Read my article A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THE DEEP STATE IS TO NEVER WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS. For more information on how we allowed the U.S. government to trick us out of our rights read my essays at Do Not Be Fooled by Government.

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Prepare for the future inquisition. Same as the old inquisition.

Everyone can sense the upcoming chaos, inflation, civil war, forced vaccines, food shortages, jail for refusing to comply with intrusive contact tracing, AND the mandatory proof of immunity that eventually becomes permission to buy or sell.

Did you know also, that perilous times shall come? (Second Timothy 3:1) Christians face persecutions, arrest, prison, appear before authorities for Christ name’s sake.  Delivered up to be afflicted.  Delivered up to counsels.  Testify to authorities. (Luke 21:12-15, Matthew 24:9, Mark 13:9,11).

You are completely dependent on those who control the foundations* that you rely on. This is the very definition of Stockholm Syndrome.  Just like the early Christians, and today’s Amish, you will need to join a like-minded community to provide the foundations of your own making, without reliance on “the powers that be.”
* Jobs, food, healthcare, energy, banking, justice, education, travel. All these are controlled by regulations of the Powers That Be to justify their “requirement” for safety. But safety is not our heritage. 

Ben Franklin quote inscribed on a plaque in the stairwell of the Statute of Liberty:

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

What can be done to delay the injustice? Answer: learn to stand up to government bullies.

  • Freedom is not Free.
  • It requires action and risk. You must stand up to bullies who will take your liberty. Letters to congressmen and public protests alone can never restore the purpose of government — Liberty and Justice for ALL.
  • It was never the the purpose of government to deny freedom to 80% of Americans who cannot afford a lawyer.

I recommend a law course for those who do not trust lawyers. If you have a lawyer — understand what he should be doing so you can control him, and know when to fire him. If you don’t have a lawyer — understand what YOU should be doing. All the basic lawyer procedures are explained in “How To Win In Court” self-help course. This is a step-by-step guide on how to win in court. It has pro se tactics, and forms for civil cases. Learn how to stand up to tyrants (even judges).
An online law course developed by a lawyer. Learn enough legal procedure to win your case. It has helped me. It might be your get out of jail card.
Liberty is what we seek.
•Liberty to run a business.
•Liberty to enjoy life.
•and even Liberty to take our own risks and suffer the consequences.

Sadly, there is no liberty or justice for ALL. The deep-state lawyers have infiltrated all branches of government so that “ALL” do not get Justice in America.
Liberty without Justice is impossible. Justice is a sacred right. Justice should not be a business.
Take the “justice business” away from lawyers once and for all. Open the courthouse doors to EVERYONE.
If you are an unfortunate victim of government overreach, I recommend this online law course. I used what I’ve learned to stop a $60,000 lawsuit by a lawyer — with a “flurry of paperwork” that exposed his lies.

Take a tour of the online law course. While you are there, look up a few legal terms, then explore the Main Menu tab at the left.  Click Here

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Why would a reasonably intelligent person be left-leaning?

Why would a reasonably intelligent person be left-leaning?
By Steven D. Miller

This left v. right question has be asked and re-asked throughout the history of mankind. The answers are always similar.

Reasonably intelligent answers throughout history

2150 years ago Greek Historian Polybius wrote The Histories Of the Roman Republic 220-146 BC, Book 6, section 9:

“But when a new generation arises and the democracy falls into the hands of the grandchildren of its founders … 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. “

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. ”

Cicero in 45BC wrote about the same problem. Here is H. Rackham’s 1914 translation of Section 1.10.33 of Cicero’s De finibus bonorum et malorum:

“[33] On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammeled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.”

This was true when Samuel Adams speech at the Pennsylvania State House, August 1, 1776 told the greedy anti-freedom opportunists to “crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.”

When the proposed U.S. Constitution was debated in the State Senates.

To counter those rumors that the “general welfare” clause in the proposed Constitution would authorize any kind of welfare, James Madison, in Federalist Paper #41, explained its clear intent. He stated that it “is an absurdity” to claim that the General Welfare clause confounds or misleads, because this introductory clause is followed by enumeration of specific particulars that explain and qualify the meaning of phrase “general welfare”.

That’s right! Your Constitution was ratified under the assurance that it would never be interpreted to provide welfare to individuals.

This was still true when Congressman Davy Crockett made his famous “it is not yours to give” speech. It is not their money to give, not even for disaster relief in a federal territory.

Why do you want laws that force others to provide for you? You are demanding theft and extortion. It violates the Tenth Commandment to not covet your neighbor’s wealth.

Presidents also warned us

President Franklin Pierce in 1854 vetoed our nation’s first health care bill — a bill to help the mentally ill.  His veto said:

“I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity…. [this] would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded.”

In Genesis 3:19 the unchanging God of the Bible requires you to earn your bread from the sweat of your face.
This principle was still true when Abraham Lincoln gave his second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865: “It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces…”

He was talking about slavery. That’s right. Forced welfare contributions are just as immoral as slavery. Welfare and slavery are the same thing. It is using laws to force others to provide you with the fruits of another man’s labor. If you expect others to provide what you want, then you are as corrupt as a slave owner.

This was still true for Grover Cleveland’s veto of government pensions June 21, 1886:

“. . . Every relaxation of principle in the granting of pensions invites applications without merit and encourages those who for gain urge honest men to become dishonest. This is the demoralizing lesson taught the people that as against the public Treasury the most questionable expedients are allowable.
. . . I venture to suggest the significance of the startling increase in this kind of legislation and the consequences involved in its continuance.”

This was still true in 1897 when President Grover Cleveland vetoed an appropriation to provide disaster aid to victims of a Texas drought. His veto stated:

“I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds… I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution. The lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people should support the government, the government should not support the people.”

[my footnote: 1897 was 2 years after the Supreme Court ruled that income tax was unconstitutional in Pollock v. Farmer’s Loan Co. — 157 US 429, and 158 U.S. 601],

This was still true for the Teddy Roosevelt speech to the New York City Chamber of Commerce November 11, 1902:

“it is a pleasure to address a body whose members possess to an eminent degree the traditional American self-reliance of spirit which makes them scorn to ask from the government, whether of State or of Nation, anything but a fair field and no favor; who confide not in being helped by others, but in their own skill, energy, and business capacity to achieve success. The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight that he shall not be a mere passenger, but shall do his share in the work that each generation of us finds ready to hand; and, furthermore, that in doing his work he shall show not only the capacity for sturdy self-help but also self-respecting regard for the rights of others.”

Those who receive not a love for the truth shall receive strong delusion that they should believe a lie.

Reasonably intelligent answers from the Bible:

  • The apostle Paul repeated King David’s warning that government charity would be a snare to trap you. Romans 11:9
  • Galatians 5:15 paraphrase: if you devour your neighbor, you risk being devoured yourself.
  • Second Thessalonians 2:11 God himself gives them over to strong delusion that they might believe a lie.
  • Romans 1:28 God himself gives them a reprobate mind.
  • Christ himself, at the Last Supper, told us to not be like the kings of the gentiles (ie, pagan governments). We are not to be benefactors.

For more information read my essay on welfare and my book The Citizen Cannot Complain.

Steven Miller originally answered March 18, 2018

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Why is democracy considered the best form of government?

Why is democracy considered the best form of government?
Originally answered Jan 5, 2019 by Steven Miller

Your question is entirely wrong. Democracy has always been the worst form of government. Here is all the proof you need to reform your thinking.

The U.S. Constitution does not contain the word DEMOCRACY because democracy has no place in America. You have no right to dominate others. Others have very limited right to dominate you.

In a democracy, a majority votes to force their will on others. But in a nation where everyone is created equal, those who know right from wrong will never covet their neighbors’ wealth, will not plunder the innocent, will not exercise dominion over others.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.

Any political party that seeks to dominate others is evil. Don’t send your benefactors out to take money (taxes) from your neighbors. The Constitution controls government, not people. Anyone who participates in an election agrees to the outcome, regardless of how abhorrent. Don’t dominate others. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. Using force (the force of law) to bleed your neighbors dry is evil. Using the force of law to regulate your neighbors out of business is evil.

In a republic, everyone has rights. Your Constitution guaranteed you a republican form of government. In a democracy, the misguided mobocracy forces their will on the minority. The word “Republic” comes from the Latin idiom `Libera res publica’, which means “free from things public”.

HISTORY

Bouvier’s 1870 Law Dictionary, Vol 1, page 13: “The term republic, res publica, signifies the state independently of its form of government.”

Frederic Bastiat in Economic Sophisms, Second Series, Chapter 1, The Physiology of Plunder, 1845:

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in a society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

Alexander Hamilton:

“We are a Republic. Real Liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy.”

James Madison, 1787, Federalist Paper #10:

“Democracy is the most vile form of government … 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.
Theoretical politicians who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would at the same time be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions”

Of course democracies are “spectacles of turbulence and contention.” They are only for those who would take the risk of loosing their rights in exchange for the chance to dominate others.

Patrick Henry:

“Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt.”

Fisher Ames, who was the author of the words of the First Amendment, said:

“A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.”

John Adams, 1815:

“Democracy … while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

“Between a balanced Republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”

When we were convinced that it was no longer a sin to desire benefits at the expense of our neighbor “Faith, Hope, and Charity began to flee out of our Church”. [The Twelve Conclusions of the Lollards, The First Conclusion.]

Each man becomes a new tyrant to freedom and liberty, rejecting God and cursing our children with debt and teaching them to “receive the reward of unrighteousness… with covetous practices, cursed children”. — Second Peter 2:13-14

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.

“A simple democracy is the devil’s own government.” 1,2 This must have been a popular saying. This quote is often attributed to several American patriots. Most often to Benjamin Rush, or Jedidiah Morse (the “father of American Geography”), but it was actually written by a Presbyterian pastor.
[1.] L.H. Butterfield, ed., The Letters of Benjamin Rush, vol. 1 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951), 454, quoting John Joachim Zubly, Presbyterian pastor and delegate to Congress, in a letter to David Ramsay in March or April 1788.
[2.] William Elder, Questions of the Day, (Philadelphia: Henry Baird publisher, 1871) page 175, attributes the quote to Thomas Jefferson.

A CANCER SORE WHICH EATS TO THE HEART OF THE CONSTITUTION
Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19, 1787. Thomas Jefferson. In the paragraph starting at the bottom of page 290:

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. … The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”

[Venality is the condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain. The American Heritage Dictionary]
Why would he mention subservience?

SUBSERVIENCE.
Actions speak louder than words. You are a slave to whom you obey. (Romans 6:16). Once you salute your new master you have acknowledged that you are the inferior, no longer equal.

Welcome to your Novus Ordo Seclorum secular new world order.

The words ballot and bullet are etymologically the same word. You have no right to dominate others with a ballot, or a bullet. Both are just as evil. We are endowed by our Creator with a free will. You had no respect for the rights of others. By registering to vote, you declare that you want a chance to dominate others. You got what you wanted. You consented to be governed. You wanted a system of domination. By registering to vote, you consented to the outcome. Again: you got what you wanted. You have no right to complain.

YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED

Do you have a God-given right to be protected against the consequences of your acts? Do you have a right to be protected against God’s discipline? Which god protects you?
Maxim of Law: Ex dolo malo non oritur actio. He has invited what has come, and he must accept it.

The Supreme Court in U.S. v Cruikshank case, 92 U.S. at 551:

“It is the natural consequence of a citizenship which owes allegiance to two sovereignties, and claims protection from both. The citizen cannot complain, because he has voluntarily submitted himself to such a form of government.”

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 suffer the consequences.
You have a right to create any kind of political system, But, this time, you delegated to your servants a power to create gods/saviors/benefactors to provide for you, protect you and lord over you. Isn’t this the essence of creating (graven) false images of a god to be worshiped?
Every voter has agreed to abide by the outcome of the election, even if he finds it abhorrent. Governments’ derive their powers from the consent of the governed. You have consented to be governed. So you’ve agreed, by registering to vote, that any misguided majority determines your moral values. Even the Supreme Court (92 US@551) said: “The citizen cannot complain, because he has voluntarily submitted himself to such a form of government.” Registered voters consent to be taxed. Conversely, there would be no taxation without representation. Memorize this legal maxim: “He who consents to an act is not damaged by it.” Did your government school teach this?

[a classic argument for Christians to not participate in society is Leo Tolstoy’s What I Believe published in Russia in 1884.]
If you are a registered voter, you have consented to the results of the election. If an election passed a bond issue, then you agreed to have a lien on your property until the bond is paid, even if you didn’t vote.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Those with a conflict of interest will insist on dominating their neighbors.
`Conflict of interest’ is legal terminology for those who can influence a government decision to enrich themselves. This is not limited to Elected Officials or civil servants. Welfare partakers are, by voting, also influencing government to receive their check. Anyone who receives a government check, be it a paycheck or an entitlement check has a conflict of interest that prohibits them from voting. Voting becomes, for them, a government granted privilege that can be revoked at any time. On the other hand, Government’s sovereign masters have a right to control their servants. Jura Summi Imperii.

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…”

In 1770, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, in his book Cycles of Democracy, had this comparison with the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

‘A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.’

Note his warning that democracies are “always followed by a dictatorship”.

The LORD Himself warned you in First Samuel 8:5-17 that government will tax, tax and tax until you cannot stand it (and back then it was just 10%). You were warned that your elected king would take, take, take until society collectively wants God back into their life, but God will not answer your prayers (God honored your free-will, you got what you wanted, stop complaining). 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.”

Socialists always run out of other people’s money. Socialist bullies gang up to force their will on you. We called it fascism. They cannot use a Republic.

Government exists to secure the blessings of liberty. Don’t claim to live in a free country if you have never seen liberty.

For more information on how you lost your rights, read my book The Citizen Cannot Complain.

What’s happening to American democracy?

Answer: The chaos and violence that you are witnessing is the inevitable conclusion to democracy.

Democracy has no place in America. The word Democracy is not in the U.S. Constitution. There is a reason that the writers of the Constitution left it out. The founders of the government knew that democracy would create turbulence, contention, and chaos. The chaos that you see around you is the result of your tolerance of democracy.

According to the Declaration of Independence, governments are instituted among men to secure rights. The Constitution secures the blessings of liberty. Every congressman swore an oath-of-office to secure the blessings of liberty. The Constitution guarantees a republic form of government, NOT a democracy. No form of collectivism can respect individual rights.

Collectivists cannot recognize individual rights. Collectivists covet their neighbor’s wealth through taxation and usury. Once the cancer of covetousness metastasizes into a democracy, no society can recover (Thomas Jefferson, quoted below, says it eats to the heart of the Constitution). There is no amount of government regulations that can cure the corruption, greed, sloth, deception and perversion that is spread by democracy. If you insist on participating, you will find yourself dominated by those who refuse to manage their own lives.

Learn from history.

The writers of the Constitution knew what would happen to a government that allows the greedy to vote. Voting for welfare is a conflict of interest. John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, section 222, tells us that when government officers corrupt society, the result is

“to cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security…”

Every July Fourth Americans celebrate another anniversary of the signing of a famous document that told the world we had a right to be free and independent because we hold the truth that all men are created equal. The truth that we are created equal is the received law of the land in America. Love your neighbor as yourself, there is no greater moral commandment. This is the essence of being created equal. You do not love your neighbor by taking from one neighbor to give to another. Forced charity is not charity, it is violence. Taking from others is theft, even if legalized by the mob.

Frederic Bastiat in Economic Sophisms, Second Series, Chapter 1, The Physiology of Plunder, 1845:

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in a society, they create for themselves in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”

Democracy denies that we have a right to be free and independent. Instead of equal, a democracy holds the truth that the mob is King.

You have no right to take from others just because you want to live more comfortably. You have no right to crate a mob to take from others. Coveting your neighbor’s wealth is still a sin — even if done by the government you hired to take from your neighbor.

Domination is the opposite of being equal.

Thomas Jefferson was “against every form of tyranny over the mind of man”. You welcomed tyranny when you were the tyrant, and now you complain. Collectivism in any of its forms cannot recognize individual rights.

Do not be fooled by misconstruing the Constitution.

THE U.S. CONSTITUTION DOES NOT CONTAIN THE WORD DEMOCRACY because democracy has no place in America. You have no right to dominate others. Others have very limited right to dominate you.

In a democracy, a majority votes to force their will on others. But in a nation where everyone is created equal, those who know right from wrong will never covet their neighbors’ goods, will not plunder the innocent, will not exercise dominion over others.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.

HISTORY

Alexander Hamilton:

“We are a Republic. Real Liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy.”

James Madison, 1787, Federalist Paper #10:

“Democracy is the most vile form of government … 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. … Theoretical politicians who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would at the same time be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions”

Of course democracies are “spectacles of turbulence and contention.” They are only for those who would take the risk of loosing their rights in exchange for the chance to dominate others.

Patrick Henry:

“Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt.”

Fisher Ames, who was the author of the words of the First Amendment, said:

“A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.”

John Adams, 1815:

“Democracy … while it lasts is more bloody than either [aristocracy or monarchy]. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court:

“Between a balanced Republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”

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.

Abraham Lincoln, September 11, 1858:

“Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and prepare your own limbs to wear them. 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.”

“A simple democracy is the devil’s own government.”1,2

1.This must have been a popular saying. This quote is often attributed to several American patriots. Most often to Benjamin Rush, or Jedidiah Morse (the “father of American Geography”), but it was actually written by a Presbyterian pastor. L.H. Butterfield, ed., The Letters of Benjamin Rush, vol. 1 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951), 454, quoting John Joachim Zubly, Presbyterian pastor and delegate to Congress, in a letter to David Ramsay in March or April 1788.

2. William Elder, Questions of the Day, (Philadelphia: Henry Baird publisher, 1871) page 175, attributes the quote to Thomas Jefferson.

A CANCER SORE WHICH EATS TO THE HEART OF THE CONSTITUTION

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19, 1787.  In the paragraph starting at the bottom of page 290:

“Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. … The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”

[Venality is the condition of being susceptible to bribery or corruption. The use of a position of trust for dishonest gain. The American Heritage Dictionary]

Why would he mention subservience?

SUBSERVIENCE.

Actions speak louder than words. Once you salute your new master you have acknowledged that you are the inferior, no longer equal.

Welcome to your Novus Ordo Seclorum, secular new world order.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Those with a conflict of interest will insist on dominating their neighbors.

`Conflict of interest’ is legal terminology for those who can influence a government decision to enrich themselves. This is not limited to Elected Officials or civil servants. Welfare partakers are, by voting, also influencing government to receive their check. Anyone who receives a government check, be it a paycheck or an entitlement check has a conflict of interest that morally prohibits them from voting. Voting becomes, for them, a government granted privilege that can be revoked at any time. On the other hand, Government’s sovereign masters have a right to control their servants — they are the Jura Summi Imperii.

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…”

In 1770, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, in his book Cycles of Democracy, had this comparison with the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

‘A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.’

Note his warning that democracies are “always followed by a dictatorship”.

Government exists to secure the blessings of liberty. Don’t claim to live in a free country if you have never seen liberty.

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Steven Miller · Originally Answered Jan 27, 2019

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