This questioned conundrum of what is the difference
between a republic and a democracy may be the last civics class assignment
you undertook in high school that truly challenged your idea of what the USA
is all about or – maybe not. With the Internet now available for
virtually instantaneous reference and validation, let's check it out:
vs. Majority Rule Democracy
Republic vs. Democracy: Rule By
Law vs. Rule By Majority
Important Distinction: Democracy versus Republic
Republic vs. Democracy (Video)
So, what went wrong? With all the hard work put forth by our founding
fathers, wouldn't you think the case for locking in the precepts and
governmental functions of a republic would now be well ingrained in the
minds and actions of both the citizens and leaders of our country?
If you linked to the subjects above (especially the video), your own
understanding of what went wrong might be strengthened. Please keep in mind
that the objective of this website is not one of restoring our lost republic
but, rather, to understand the reasons why the great American experiment of
freedom and invalidating monarchy, via republicanism, degenerated into a democracy and,
thus, failure. Our objective is to seek and achieve a rational and enduring alternative civilization based
on individual sovereignty, property plunder protection and the advancement
of knowledge over false beliefs.
The reason for including references to
what constitutes a "republic" and then comparing it to the recent and much
more insidious "majority rule democracy", is to demonstrate that our
ancestors of millennia past laid the first of enduring stepping stones on
the pathway to individual sovereignty. Unfortunately our own forefathers,
even in their zeal and commitment to a republican form of government allowed
for a process that has gone terribly wrong.
For further insight into how all this occurred at the time of the
founding of our nation, a nation based on ideas, not ethnicity, language nor religion nor any other reason except ideas, one
is encouraged to read Gordon S. Wood's excellent account of "
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different"
that contributed to the founding of our nation based on
"ideas". It goes a long way to explain just why our unique form of
government has gone so wrong from an initial starting structure of such
worthy beliefs and ideas.
Now, however, as we proceed forward, you are
about to embark on a truly unique, freethinking, intellectual journey. The
destination will seem almost unreachable but, as you currently know or will
come to realize, it will become
realistic and necessarily achievable.
At the same time, we want you to really enjoy this journey. The world as
we now know it is scary. Just a generation or two ago, who could have
envisioned a world challenged by a suitcase-sized nuclear device or a
chemical or biological viral threat depicted by a popular TV series. So, is there an
Simply stated, like an Odysseus, we are seeking that allusive but
ultimately achievable One World Of and By the People, a world where the
individual is free to govern self and devoid entirely of the ethnic,
racial, nationalistic, socioeconomic, religious, environmental and political
systemic ills of our current global civilization that seriously threaten
complete collapse seemingly like no other time in history.
But is that true? Are we the only civilization in history that has or is
approaching impasse and resulting failure? What about the Khmer, Mayans,
Egyptians, Greeks, Saracens, Romans and of recent times, the
Austro/Hungarian and the great British Empires? As we all are aware, these
did in fact collapse and for many if not all of the same systemic ills that
plague our own national and now global current civilizations. The question
remains: do you perceive or even agree
with our precarious global civilization's currently expanding crises and