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Letters to the editor
June 7, 2000
What America means to us ...
America, according to the encyclopedia "Funk and Wagnall," is the second largest isolated land mass of the earth, but, to us, that explanation is so barren and empty. America, to us, is a land, a most wonderful land, with a loving heart that is open to all people, at all times, regardless of race, color or creed.
America, to us, is a land of many freedoms. Freedoms, not just for us to enjoy but for all our fellow men to also enjoy. These freedoms were won for us by our forefathers, and were written for posterity in our famous document - the Constitution of the United States.
Where, other than in America, would we have the freedom of speech and, when we become of age, the privilege of voting for citizens who seek offices, the honor of selecting a man who holds the highest office in our land, the President of the United States?
America, to us, is a Land of Plenty. She abounds in farmlands, waterways, natural resources and historical sites.
America is truly the "melting pot" of the world. She accepts all races and nationalities. Here, many dejected persons from other countries have found refuge and peace that they have never known before.
America, to us, means Democracy, a government of the people, by the people and for the people. This "Democracy" means security, security from any tyrant or dictator, because, we, the people, are the Democracy.
America, to us, is "home." Home, where we can love our families and live and laugh with our neighbors.
Funk and Wagnall, you may be correct, but, to us, America means so much more.
Lainie Wilson, Regent Chapter members,
Chief Tanacharison Chapter, NSDAC
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IS U.S. A Republic or a Democracy? A Citizen Layman's View
What do we have? A Republic or a Democracy?
This is a question we need to know if we are going to have responsible representative government.
Unfortunately many people have been told for decades that a Republic and a Democracy are the same, when in fact there is a great gulf between the two so great that the very foundation of our country is at stake if we choose wrongly.
The answer and explanation to this question is quite simple. We have a Republic, not a Democracy. A Democracy is a rule by the majority. Put another way:
the majority is the supreme law of the land and a democracy is unstable since no one is in the majority at all times. This sooner or later will result in a rule by a few. This type of government is referred to as an oligarchy. Kings and dictators are in this type of government.
James Madison had this to say about Democracy on page 81 of the Federalist Papers.
"Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal liberty or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
A republican form of government is founded upon a set of laws known as the constitution in which the people elect representatives to enforce the supreme law of the land, that being the constitution, and all subsequent laws provided they do not conflict with the supreme law of the land.
Article 4 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution guarantees us a republican form of government.
In the pledge of allegiance we take an oath to the republic for which it stands.
Former Supreme Court Justice Joseph Storey said this about the USA.
"The foundation of the Constitution laid the cornerstone of our national republic."
James Madison on page 82 of the Federalist Papers had this to say about how a Republic differs from a Democracy.
"The two great points of difference between a Democracy and a Republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens and greater sphere of country over which the latter may be extended.”
I am saying all this because we are a land governed by laws first and not of people. Those laws have not been obeyed but have been disregarded except when it is politically expedient as I believe has happened; we have been deceived by our many politicans and journalists for decades.
We have also been robbed and continue to be robbed of our national heritage and sovereignty when we are continually called a Democracy.
When will we wake up and stop this thievery?
Will we wait until our Republic disappears?
A land of the free and the home of the brave. It is a choice we must all make.
I for one will not let our Republic slip away, but with God’s help will fight for a Republic as long as I am able.
Charles M. Reese
Charles Reese is an active member of the John Birch Society. His letter was published many years ago in a Greensburg newspaper.
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