The grand experiment has been sliding for a bit, but I am starting to see some evidence of an awakening. It is time to restore this Constitutional Republic – reject tyranny, socialism and suckling at the public teat. Restore honor, integrity and fortitude.

“We Are Not a Democracy: People often associate democracy with freedom. We hear this word used all the time by our politicians, by our neighbors, even sometimes by our educators. But the fact is we are not a democracy. We are a republic. Our Founding Fathers deemed this an important distinction to make and discussed the matter quite a bit. In the end, our Founding Fathers claimed that a democracy was both extreme and dangerous for a country as it would most assuredly result in the oppression of the minority by the majority. Take this one example from Founding Father, Elbridge Gerry: “The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy.” And Thomas Jefferson said that democracy should never be practiced outside the limits of a town. Our Founders were very wary of power no matter who had it and thus limited it as much as possible — this is why we have such a unique system of checks and balances.”
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The founders made it so – it’s up to us to keep it.

“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

“These are the times that try men’s souls.”

(Thomas Paine)

Drop by Newbius’, Linoge’s, John’s, The Miller’s, Kevin’s, Peter’s and Brigid’s places for some excellent posts.

Enjoy the day, y’all.
*Yes, I used the quotes last year – they are worth remembering.