Before you answer that question you might want to read this post and discover the differences between a Republic and a Democracy, and please keep in mind, where this post mentions *Republican* it is NOT a reference to the GOP.
REPUBLIC VS DEMOCRACY … for those who are still confused
United States Constitution
Art. 4 Sec. 4 Par. 1
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government.” [Not a democracy.]
Pledge of Allegiance – “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands …”
As Benjamin Franklin was leaving the building where, after four months of hard work, the Constitution had been completed and signed, a lady asked him what kind of government the convention had created. A very old, very tired, and very wise Benjamin Franklin replied; “A Republic, ma’am if you can keep it.”
(Webster’s dictionary definition: a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law.)
DEMOCRACY: Operates by direct majority vote of the people. When an issue is to be decided, the entire population votes on it; the majority wins and rules. A democracy is rule by majority feeling (what the Founding Fathers described as “mobocracy”). Example: in a democracy, if a majority of the people decides that murder is no longer a crime, murder will no longer be a crime.
REPUBLIC: Where the general population elects representatives who then pass laws to govern the nation … a republic is rule by law. Our republic is a form of government where power is separated, [our Founding Fathers knew that people are basically weak, sinful and corruptible, (Jeremiah 17:9)], pitting men against each other, making it difficult to pass laws and make changes.
John Witherspoon, signer – “Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state – it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage.”
Zephaniah Swift, author of America’s first legal text – “It may generally be remarked that the more a government resembles a pure democracy the more they abound with disorder and confusion.”
Benjamin Rush, signer – “a simple democracy … is one of the greatest of evils.”
John Quincy Adams – “The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.”
Noah Webster – “In democracy … there are commonly tumults and disorders … Therefore a pure democracy is generally a very bad government. It is often the most tyrannical government on earth.”
James Madison – “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.”
John Adams – “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
Our Founding Fathers were brilliant men, they KNEW what they were doing, but as time passed and Americans became far too reliant on the government, a Republic went by the wayside and America became a more Democratic nation.
If the warnings stated above don’t convince you that a Democracy is going to be the death of the United States of America, nothing will. And if the imminent demise of this once great nation, and the fact that the damage she has suffered is irreparable doesn’t make a believer out of you, then the discussion of Texas secession and the reformation of a Free Republic of Texas is beyond your comprehension.
I have LOVED America for 59 years now, I have bled for this nation, but as many know, love of nation is much like marriage; once in a while there is no other solution to a bad marriage save a divorce. What we have now is a BAD MARRIAGE, one that is beyond repair, beyond counseling and beyond redemption.
I am NOT a traitor to the USA, not the USA I grew up in. I am not turning my back on America any more than our Founders turned their backs on England. I am however, convinced that The United States of America has turned its back on ME!