Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Democracy or Constitutional Republic

Friends, you have heard me say this many times. The United States Constituiton is the Rule of Law. What is meant by that phrase is that our Federal Constitution is the bedrock foundation for all other laws in our nation. Article VI, tells us that the Constituiton is the highest law in the land. It trumps all Federal and State laws that are made that are NOT pursuant to it. It trumps all State Cons...titutions. In other words, nothing in those federal laws or states laws or state Constitutions can be contradictory to the Federal Constituiton. This is also why the framers crafted the scope of the Federal Constitution in such a limited manner. But what I want you to see here is that the United States Constitution is the Rule of ALL law in our nation.

With that in mind, I ask you to ponder this today. Most Americans have been conditioned to use the term "Democracy" to describe our government. That is not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a Constitutional Republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 99% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, and directly violates the United States Constitution, the citizenry does NOT have a right to call for a violation of constitutional powers or rights.

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