American government is a republic, not a democracy
It seems to amaze me at how easily the majority of people, in any society, can be misled by those of the C/S (Communist/Socialist) following by the simple use of stealing words that originally had one meaning and – by repeated use – make that unthinking majority of people believe their outright lies.
One of the first that comes to mind is the use of the word democracy to describe the form of government that was established for the United States. A study of the Constitution, followed by the writings of the founders referred to as the Federalist Papers, clearly indicates that the very last thing desired was a democracy and, next to that was a monarchy, such as had just been rejected. No, the form of government created was a republic and more commonly called a representative republic since the power of the people was delegated by the people to the state and federal governments through their elected representatives.
Now we, the people, suffer the loss of freedoms because those elected over the years to represent the people have chosen – for their own reasons – to delegate their power to the multitude of alphabetically referred to bureaus, administrations, departments and the nonelected employee operators of them. These faceless and nameless government “dictators” make rules which, if not vetoed by the legislative bodies (federal or state), take effect with every bit the force and power of duly passed laws, voted by the legislature and signed by the executive (president or governor).
Properly, the legislative body should be required to have a recorded vote “yes or no” on every one of the overwhelming number of such rules that are dreamed up every week day. By not doing so, it is my opinion that the members are guilty of dereliction of duty and violation of their oaths of office. But by subterfuge and open campaign lying, those holding office continue to be elected and re-elected by the majority of uninformed voters along with those who expect to benefit from the operation.
Even the laws that are passed through the proper form are written so as to be practically unintelligible to the normal citizen. There are so many now on the books that it is virtually impossible to live through a day without being in violation of several.
Some years ago, while being a “displaced Okie” living in the Denver area, a fellow geologist friend, also a member of the Colorado State House, half jokingly remarked that he might submit a bill to make it required that each bill seeking to establish a new law or amend an existing one had to include the repeal of an old, existing law.
Seemed to be a good idea to me, and so was said. I never knew whether he submitted it and it was killed or if he just dropped the matter. It still seems to be a good idea to me.
It is rare in the Oklahoma Legislature that a bill submitted by a member ever makes it to even a committee in the same form as filed. There is a committee of young lawyers who rewrite the submitted bill so it “will be legally correct.”
As a result, all require a lawyer to interpret them, and even then, some are so designed and written that they cannot and it goes to a court. Because of this, most, especially in Congress, appear in overly lengthy form to further confuse the issue. In contrast, a very few bills that have come to my attention that, as submitted, cover one double-spaced page, or at the most two. They are understandable.
Because of all this, it is no wonder that the public is continually confused about the whole situation, with many deciding not to vote in elections. The confusion is increased by the obvious bias in the national media, who seem to editorialize in every news story. More later.