A republic if you can keep it
John Birch Society explains
Those who call us other than a constitutional republic
number in the hundreds. Wouldn't they have wised up by now? Nope, even constitutional attorney and author, best-selling by
the way, Ann Coulter, recently calls the United States form of government a representative democracy in anOctober 19, 2005 article: Who was the second choice.
Article IV guarantees each state its territorial
integrity, "a Republican Form of Government," protection from foreign invasion, and, upon a state's request, national assistance
in dealing with internal violence. Article V guarantees that no "State, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal
suffrage in the Senate,"
Thomas Ingersoll, robert E. O'Connor, and Robert F. Pecorella, Politics
and Structure, Essentials of American National Government, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CaliforniaSixth Edition,
1975, pgs. 4-5.
A Republican Form
This statement appears in Article IV, Section 4. Several students have
attempted to explain what the founding fathers meant by that provision, and concluded it means representative government,
the form used in 1789, or democratic government with broad suffrage rights. No one is likely to secure a precise answer. The
courts regard the question as political and decline to rule whether a given state government meets the requirements imposed
by the Constitution. The matter is left for Congress and the President to determine.
John H. Fergusan and Dean
E. McHenry, The American Federal Government, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, Twelfth Edition, 1973, pg. 103. 01/02/03
Crier discussing new book and possibly consulting on issues as she has been invited to the West Wing.
EDUCATION SYSTEM CALLS US A DEMOCRACY
The Literature on Citizenship Education School Improvement Research Series
HIGHEST COURT IN FLORIDA CALLS U.S.A. REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY
/DIV>IN OPINION OF NOVEMBER 21, 2000 ESTABLISHING
A 5-6 DAY DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF HAND RE-COUNTED BALLOTS IN 3 FLORIDA COUNTIESCNN LINK
Florida Supreme CourtOpinion Supreme Court
November 21, 2000
8am ETChristopher Hitchens
Vanity Fair, Contributing Editor & Author, "Why Orwell Matters" Andrew Sullivan,
New Republic, Senior Editor Publisher
Andrew Sullivan, guest C-span, Nov. 8, 2002 ... in a democracy we can have both
dissention and patriotism...
Eleanor Holmes Norton, Burton Hearings on Clinton pardons
March 1, 2001
live in a democratic republic...
SORRY FORMER PREZ. STATES WERE NEVER A DEMOCRACY. RATHER THE FOUNDING FRAMERS GUARANTEED
VIA THE CONSTITUTION, A REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT TO EACH STATE, DUH.
PRESIDENT CLINTON'S FEDERALISM SPEECH
...we've had this history of believing from the time of our founders that the national government would never have
all the answers, and that the states should be seen as our friends and our partners because they could be laboratories for
democracy... PRESIDENT CLINTON'S FEDERALISM SPEECH
October 8, 1999Bill Clinton
Prof. Ken Gormley
Sen. Judiciary Cmte Hearing on Marc Rich Pardon
Feb. 14, 2001
in our democratic republic...
Cornell West, Fox New, O'Reilly Factor, August 29, 2001
Our democratic republic
George W. Bush, plane dedication or some such, August 29, 2001 ... important in our democracy
Prof. Christopher Schroeder
Judiciary Cmte Hearing on Marc Rich Pardon
Feb. 14, 2001
...tread carefully, especially since Constitution only amended
17 times in our country's history... do not support a Constitutional Amendment...
WE FIND THE UNEDUCATED EVERYWHERE
Hoffman, tax cut creator, Fox News Fox and Friends, Thursday, August 30, 2001,
We do the best we can in our democracy...2001 The Progressive Populist
The Right to Vote
Intercom Online......March 16, 2000
Census 2000 likely to have direct impact on Pennsylvania
...For starters, DeJong estimates that the Commonwealth will lose two members of the U.S. House
of Representatives, a body composed and adjusted solely by the results of the census every 10 years.
"We are a representative
democracy, and the whole foundation of our country is that we allocate representatives at the state, local and national levels
based on the size and distribution of our population," said DeJong in a recent interview on Penn State's public broadcasting
show "Take Note." Intercom Online......March 16, 2000
Census 2000 likely to have direct impact on Pennsylvania politics, pocketbook
Christine Stolba, Senior Fellow, Independent Women's Forum
On Sunday, August 26, 2001 C-SPAN Washington Journal, discussing women's issues with Kim Gandy, president NOW.
"There is nothing wrong in a democracy with individuals, such as Bill Gates and Scaife, giving money where they think it will
go the farthest... what are the ends... what are the means in a democracy... in a democracy where individual choice is supreme...
up to individual stem cell research..."
Oh my Christine Stolba, where have you been educated, democracy is the majority
DICTATE, not the individual choice!
George W. Bush
a democracy... democracy...
This is a democratic republic carefully designed to prevent the tyranny of the majority.
The Electoral College is one of the key mechanisms of that design...
Saturday, January 13, 2001 A few lessons Paul Heyworth
An otherwise excellent article, author calls U.S.A. a democratic republic
11/21/00 9:25 a.m.
The Heist of All Time
The political crime of U.S. history.
William P. Kucewicz, editor of GeoInvestor.com
Let's not mince words: The Democrats are trying to steal the presidential
election — and are brazenly asking Florida's highest court to sanction the larceny.
If Al Gore and his cronies
succeed, we will have witnessed the greatest political crime not just of our time but in all of U.S. history. The Florida
fraud already eclipses the Lewinsky affair and Watergate. A Gore ascension to the presidency would indeed outrank even the
assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy as the supreme insult to our democratic
nationalreview.comThe Heist of All Time
newsmax.com otherwise an excellent source of information on voter fraud unfortunately in an ad calls U.S.A.
a democratic republic
Millions of Americans are outraged that one of our most sacred rights — the right
to vote — has been desecrated by vote fraud. The major media have been silent about this attack on the most fundamental
right in a democratic republic. A Special Report from NewsMax.com
NewsMax.com otherwise an excellent source of truth
Regent's Viewpoint: America is a Democracy.
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.
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?
to us, is a Land of Plenty. She abounds in farmlands, waterways, natural resources and historical sites.
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.
Regent Chapter members,
Chief Tanacharison Chapter, NSDAC
United States is a democratic republic.
United States is a democratic republic. Arizona Senate President Brenda Burns
Testimony before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution March 25, 1998
Hagelin, Presidential nominee of Natural Law Party
is under siege,'' he said.
Friday September 29 12:40 AM ET
Minor Party Candidates To Debate
By PATRICK HOWE, Associated Staff Writer
George W. Bush CALLS U.S. DEMOCRACY
Monday, Nov. 27, 2000
Claims Victory in Presidential Race, Asks Gore to Drop
Monday, Nov. 27, 2000
last 19 days have been extraordinary ones. As our nation watched, we were all reminded on a daily basis of the importance
of each and every vote. We were reminded of the strength of our democracy, that while our system is not always perfect, it
is fundamentally strong and far better than any other alternative.
... "This has been a hard-fought election, a healthy
contest for American democracy. But now that the votes are counted, it is time for the votes to count. The vice president's
lawyers have indicated he will challenge the certified election results. I respectfully ask him to reconsider.
transcript of Bush's remarks Sunday night a healthy contest for American democracy.
LIEBERMAN: STOP THE PROTESTS, DISSERVICE TO DEMOCRACYIn order to come together
as one nation behind our next president, whoever that may be, we have to move through these difficult days with reason, deliberation
and abiding respect for the workings of our democracy.
LIEBERMAN: STOP THE PROTESTS, DISSERVICE TO DEMOCRACYVery very scary, doesn't like Republican demonstrators outside court of fraud!
Towards the end of Friday's
installment of broadcast excellence, we heard this line being pushed by Senator Joe Lieberman. Without taking questions, Lieberman
informed the press that, "These demonstrations are a disservice to our democracy," and that, "this is a time to honor the
rule of law, not surrender to the rule of the mob. "
Senator Joe Lieberman http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/
WANTED: elected officials who know the constitution of the United States
March 25, 1998
In conclusion, I believe this resolution represents
a critical, much needed step in the long process of restoring States to their rightful place as a full partner in this democratic
Arizona Senate President Brenda Burns
before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's
on the Constitution
EDUCATED WHO WANT TO BE PERCEIVED AS KNOW-IT-ALLS DON'T KNOW
Al Gore's campaign
chairman William Daley
Text of Gore Campaign StatementsText of press briefing by Al Gore's campaign chairman William Daley
In the end, as frustrating as this
wait may be, what we are seeing here is democracy in action, careful and lawful effort to ensure that the will of the people
is done. Other systems of government may work faster. Curtailing voters' rights may get a result that is faster. But no system
of government is more just or more enduring than ours.
The Meaning of the Vote Democracy is a blessing--especially for "Broken Glass Republicans."
BY PEGGY NOONAN
6, 2000 12:01 a.m. EST
"Because we live in a democracy we are free to vote; because we have individual liberty, we
are free not to. We each of us get to decide."
AN OTHERWISE EXCELLENT PIECE, UNFORTUNATELY, EVEN
MR. FUND MISQUOTES OUR FOUNDING FRAMERS
Wednesday, November 8, 2000 A Disputed Election
Now more than ever the nation depends on the rule of law.
Wednesday, November 8,
A Disputed Election
If the next president is to take office with any kind of a mandate at all and with the country
not bitterly divided over his legitimacy, we all must fall back on the Constitution, our founding document, and the laws based
We have the longest functioning democracy in the world because we have always tried to follow the rule of law.
Now more than ever that must be the path we choose over the course of what are certain to be some acrimonious days to come."
Friday, November 10, 2000 JOHN FUND'S POLITICAL DIARY
Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 10, 2000 JOHN FUND'S POLITICAL DIARY
YOU, TOO, RUSH
What we're being asked to consider today about Palm Beach County is that, well, it's not fair if the
ballot confused people and they made a mistake. We can't hold an honest mistake against them. Our democracy counts for more
than that! We've got to let these people vote again. We can't deny these people their right to participate in the greatest
Democratic process the world has ever known.
The law, of course, doesn't matter. Rush LimbaughThe Arrow Points to the Hole
UNELECTED WHO WANT TO BE ELECTED CALL U.S. A DEMOCRACY
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Talk Nader did. In the very last moments of the interview,
Nader said: We have to get back to a deliberative democracy as was originally intended. Our democracy isn't for sale.
TALKING BY NADER:
National Press Club, Nov. 8, 2000 (C-Span)"... plant a seed for democracy... a deep democracy replacing
the hegenomy of... with the sovereignty of the people so that our government bends to the will of the people, not the special
interests... a deliberative democracy...
Pat BuchananPat Buchanan, again who should know better:
We're a representative democracy
Proportional representationWants it, so, what do you think they call U.S.?
ALMOST ELECTED AS OF NOV. 8, 2000 7:45 PM EASTERN CALL U.S. A DEMOCRACY
VP AL GORE``We still do not know the outcome of yesterday's vote and I realize that this is an extraordinary moment for
our democracy,'' Gore said.
GEORGE W. BUSH:
"... with pride in our democracy..."
NOT SURPRISING FOR
THESE PEOPLE TO MAKE MISTAKE
Friday November 10
Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton
Sen. Clinton: End Electoral
By MARC HUMBERT, Associated Press Writer
``We are a very different country than we were 200 years ago,'' Clinton said.
``I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means
it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president.''
8, 2000 "overseas... people gathered to watch American democracy in action."