Did you know that the word “democracy” is not used anywhere in the Constitution of the United States of America? Did you know that the founding fathers of the Constitution didn’t believe in the concept of democracy? Their aim was not to found a democracy, but a republic. i.e. a government where everybody including the government officials themselves summit to the rule of Law!
The quotes below are excepts from
The Secret Side of History; Mystery Babylon and the New World Order Paperback – January 1, 1996 by Dee Zahner
Another system of government the Founding Fathers rejected was a Democracy. To understand why they rejected a Democracy, we will let them speak for themselves.
On June 21, 1788, Alexander Hamilton made a speech in which he stated:
It had been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. 6
Samuel Adams warned:
Remember, Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhaust and murders itself! There never was a democracy that ‘did not commit suicide.’ 7
James Madison wrote:
…. democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. 8
But, why doesn’t democracy work? Why isn’t it a good form of government? The answer lies in a fatal tendency of man to aspire to live off the labors of someone else. To live, man must either work or steal. Experience shows that he will do whichever is safest and easiest. Thus, the majority will always follow demagogues who promise to use the law to give them other men’s property, property usually taken by taxes. Once the law is perverted into a system of legalized plunder to redistribute wealth, a right sense of justice is destroyed. Special interest groups are then formed to lobby government for their share of the wealth. Class hatred is generated, violence and anarchy then usher in the fall of the government and the establishment of a dictatorship.
This process is explained very well in the 1928 U. S. Army Training Manual as it gives a definition of democracy:
A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic — negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy. 9
Because of a willingness to profit from the lessons of history, the Founding Fathers adopted a constitution that nowhere mentioned a democracy, as neither did the Declaration of Independence, nor a single constitution of our fifty states.
What the Founding Fathers did choose to establish was a government of written and permanent law. Realizing that men can only remain free by limiting political power, these laws restricted the power of government.
Rather than enumerate a long list of freedoms guaranteed to the people, they enumerated a short list of what government could and could not do. Basically, this limited government to protecting life, liberty, and property.