Posted 6 months ago on June 8, 2014, 5:24 p.m. EST by LeoYo
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"It is, that in a democracy, the people meet and exercise the government in person; in a republic they assemble and administer it by their representatives and agents."
The Federalist Number 14, James Madison, 30 November 1787
"If, then, control of the people over the organs of their government be the measure of their republicanism, and I confess I know no other measure, it must be agreed that our governments have much less of republicanism than ought to have been expected; in other words, that the people have less regular control over their agents, than their rights and their interests require."
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Taylor dated May 28, 1816.
Democracy IS the Rule of the People.
Democracy IS NOT the Election of Officials to Rule Over the People.
Democracy IS the Rule of the People Over the Officials they Elect.
The People of the United States DO NOT Rule Over their Elected Officials.
The Elected Officials DO Rule Over the People of the United States.
The People DO NOT Rule the United States.
The United States IS NOT a Democracy.
The United States IS a Republic.
Since 1891, the Republic of Switzerland has been the only democracy to emerge in modern history. At the federal level, the democratic republic of Switzerland has Initiative, Referendum, and Recall. Any republics lacking these essential elements of democracy at the federal level are not democracies or even representative democracies no matter how much they're referred to as being such. In a representative democracy, the People must have democratic control over their elected representatives through Referendum and Recall. Without democratic control, such republics at best, at the federal level, are what James Madison had referred to in The Federalist #48 as being representative republics, not democracies.
Democracy is the Rule of the People. That means it is upon the People to establish democracy for themselves as monarchies, duopolies, aristocracies, plutocracies, corporatocracies, theocracies, dictatorships, and other forms of government will never do it for them being that such endeavors are simply against the authoritative interests of such governments. No matter how many protests the People may have, no matter how many popular elections the People may participate in, so long as the People never take it upon themselves to organize a democracy, their rulers will always have the consent of the governed.
Democracy Is The Solution