Tag: democracy

And to the Republic, for which it stood

I want to start this article with an excerpt from the notes of Dr. James McHenry, a delegate at the Constitutional Convention. On page 618 of the American Historical Review (vol. 11, 1906), there was an anecdote that reads: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin; “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”…

Did You Know That We Are NOT a Democracy?

For generations, the American people have heard it said in schools; they have read it in books, they have read it in pop-culture magazines, and they have heard it on television. It has been the battle cry for military action and the reason to endure hardships faced by the citizenry. The term “Democracy “has become…

My American Vision

It sure is funny how so many different lessons can be received and applied, many of which I can only assume were not intended in the first place. As you know, I study a lot. And as a result of the extensive research that I have performed over the past few weeks, there are numerous…