Democracy or a Republic?

Recent statements by our ruling elites - that is, the Democrat party - express purported concern for "preserving our democracy." For example:

"...democracy was attacked" - remarks By president Biden To Mark One Year Since The January 6th Deadly Assault On The U.S. Capitol.

"...our democracy came under assault" - remarks by Vice President Harris Marking One Year Since the January 6th Deadly Assault on the U.S. Capitol.

"... be part of saving our democracy?" - press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, January 6, 2022.

What the ruling elites really mean when they say they want to "preserve our democracy" is they want to "preserve their Oligarchy."

There are two problems with that:

1. The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy.

2. It's not their democracy to preserve. The beauty of a Constitutional Republic is that power lies with the sovereign American people, in a Republican form of representation.

The United States is a Constitutional Republic

These United States are a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy. In a Democracy, power is lodged in the hands of the majority. As has been said, a democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what's for dinner.

Judge Napolitano, a Constitutional Attorney, has pointed out that in a Democracy the majority can vote to take your property - and your freedom - if they so desire. This is in essence mob rule, which has always resulted in eventual anarchy and collapse - usually into totalitarianism.

Plato summed it up:

Democracy leads to anarchy, which is mob rule." - Plato (429-347 BC)

The Founding Fathers did not want a Democracy. James Madison stated in the Federalist Papers:

"Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention: have ever been found incompatible with personal

He stated in Federalist No. 10:

"A pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction,"

Thus the term "democracy" does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. The term "republic" does. And as everyone knows, we pledge allegiance to the Republic, not to the democracy.

Quick references:

Countries Considered to be Full Democracies

Here are Countries Considered to be Full Democracies, from World Atlas. Norway is the world’s leading democratic nation, with a score of 10. The score is an implication that all the democratic principles in this country are upheld. Note that the United States is not on this list.

Rank Country Score
1 Norway 10
2 Iceland 9.58
3 Sweden 9.39
4 New Zealand 9.26
5 Denmark 9.22
6 Ireland 9.15
7 Canada 9.15
8 Australia 9.09
9 Finland 9.03
10 Switzerland 9.03
11 Netherlands 8.89
12 Luxembourg 8.81
13 Germany 8.61
14 United Kingdom 8.53
15 Austria 8.42
16 Mauritius 8.22
17 Malta 8.15
18 Uruguay 8.12
19 Spain 8.08

Reseach by ML.


The Political Spectrum

Democracy vs "Our Democracy" by Jeremy Carl, American Mind, 26 August 2022.

‘Our Democracy’ = Their Oligarchy, by Rob Natelson, Epoch Times, 7 January 2022.

Is 'Our Democracy' Failing Our Country? by Patrick J. Buchanan, 9 October 2022.


"A republic, if you can keep it." - Benjamin Franklin

A republic, if you can keep it