I was recently having a conversation with an incredibly bright individual about western civilization (specifically Socratic Theory which was introduced through Plato’s Republic) and different types of government.
A question was then asked of me which I answered.
When I finished, a comment was made that my next column should be “exactly what I just said”.
Socrates theorized about different types of governments that started with Aristocracy and eventually succumbed to Tyranny.
In between the two are Timocracy (control by land owners) Oligarchy (control by a small select group) and Democracy (control by the Majority).
With the conclusion and success of Americans during the Revolutionary War a form of Government was needed.
Many voices including James Madison DID NOT want any of the five listed above including Democracy.
These voices wanted a form of government that protected the Individual.
Not just Kings and Queens.
Not just property owners.
Not just a select group based on the whims of the select group.
Not just the Majority.
The protection of every single American equally.
Hence a form of Plato’s concept of a Republic was put into action.
Yes, I am aware every American did not have equal rights as this was happening, but that every American does now shows the power of the concept of a Republic.
Had America been set up as a Democracy, slavery could still be legally protected, with the approval of the Majority.
So could the beating of women and the murder of homosexuals.
In other words Sharia Law.
Again the concept of a Republic is to protect the Individual.
The question everyone should be asking, regarding the Individual, is what does a Republic protect?
This depends on whether the Republic has any rules or guidelines to follow.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People’s Republic of China are both examples of systemic oppression.
They are both “Republics” but both of these “governments” treat their citizens as useful idiots to be manipulated, threatened, beaten, enslaved, and even killed.
The concept of a Republic can only go so far. For it to flourish it must have two things.
First it must have Absolutes.
Very specific items that never change and are beneficial to the protection of the Individual.
Second these Absolutes must be enforced across the board regardless.
Our Founding Fathers created a document of Absolutes.
We call this The Constitution of the United States and these specific items are called Rights.
Constitutional Rights of the Individual American Citizen.
These Rights do not stretch to other nationalities nor do they extend beyond the border of these United States regardless of what oligarchical figures or democratic mouthpieces continue to spew.
In fact to proclaim that the Constitutional Rights of the American are also carried by any non-citizen is ignorant by the private citizen and illegal by the government “servant”.
This began with Reagan, and has continued at least through Obama, that humans from a wide variety of countries have not only been afforded the Constitutional Rights of an American, they have also been given the ultimate gift, through multiple amnesties.
The gift of Citizenship.
For almost five decades both political Parties have literally spat in the face of the American Individual to protect their own oligarchies ( a small select group) by using democracy (majority over minority) to build voting blocks and coalitions.
The Republicans have done this historically to protect what is called Big Business, and open borders are advocated for by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Big Business wants cheap labor so profits increase. I am all for profit but not at the expense of Freedom.
Of long gone Justice.
Of the Law.
The United States of America was set up as a Republic.
A very specific set of rules called the Bill of Rights was created to serve all members of the Republic equally.
Today’s America is a collection of oligarchies inside and out of our Local, State, and Federal Government that are using the “vote” (Democracy) to manipulate and control human behavior.
We still have the Absolutes but for them to matter they must be enforced and equal for all.
They are not.
What we do have is Free Will and for those with knowledge, a very real understanding of why our Constitutional Right under the 2nd Amendment was created.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, shall not be infringed.
Shall not be infringed.
Let the removal of oligarchies and democracies begin.
Freedom First. Freedom Only.
A Republic First.
A Republic ONLY.