The founders were not inventors, they tried to emulate the best examples in history: A government based on a powerful appointed senate.
“It adds no small weight to all these considerations, to recollect that history informs us of no long-lived republic which had not a senate. Sparta, Rome, and Carthage are, in fact, the only states to whom that character can be applied.” http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa63.htm
The three longest lasting governments in world history all had a common element: Carthage, Sparta, and Rome, all had appointed or lifetime senators. (This has been fact checked.) In 1913, Amendment 17 ended the United States’ appointed Senate and we changed from a bicameral republic to a bicameral democracy. Yes, directly electing senators make them a democratic body, not a republic.
History of Democracy
All democracies become communist, they DON’T fix themselves. The public schools are not teaching this any more – they are LYING about democracy being good. Polybius first noticed the failing trend 2300 years ago. He perfectly describes us today: “Voters bribed by the politicians”. No democracy in world history has survived more than 2-3 generations before the carnage begins.
Democracy is endorsed by Communist Icon Vladimir Lenin: “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” John Adams
The Solution is Article 5
We MUST have one or more Article 5 conventions to:
- Abolish amendment 17, thus makes us a republic again, see Federalist #63
- Limit the judiciary to yes/no decisions
- Let governors cancel a SCOTUS decision by majority vote,
- Mandate Constructionist rulings by the SCOTUS
These will reinforce states powers EXPLICITELY using Article 1 section 8 – an iteration of the powers of congress.
John D. Lofgren @ Junto Club: www.atlasShouts.com
Author of “Atlas Shouts” which was the #2 rated Money book on Amazon:
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