Tag Archive: A Sovereign People

Feb 16 2016

How Democracy Fails

Despite popular opinion and language, the form of government in the United States is a republic, not a democracy. While it is correct to label it a democratic republic, because democratic representation is an important component, it certainly is not a pure democracy. A pure democracy is rule by majority will. The majority of ordinary …

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Feb 15 2016

A Sovereign People

In current times, it often seems as though we have: Elected Assembly members who act more like a privileged Aristocracy than servants of the people Judicial panels who act more like Supreme arbiters than servants of a Constitution Elected leaders who act more like Emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. It’s important …

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Feb 14 2016

An Imperial Presidency

Our elected leaders often act more like emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. A benevolent dictator can be an efficient or even good leader of a nation. But our system of government, is specifically designed to prevent power from becoming concentrated, because when that happens, it always leads to the abuse of …

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Jan 13 2016

A Supreme Judiciary

The US Supreme Court was not described in detail in the US Constitution in 1787. However, three things were made clear: The US Constitution is the “supreme law of the land” A Judicial branch serves to balance the Legislative and Executive branches The power of the Judicial branch was established in a supreme court and …

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Jun 14 2015

A Congressional Aristocracy

The American Congress is composed of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Patterned loosely after the British House of Lords and House of Commons, they are designed to offer representation to two different levels of social strata. They also offer several forms of checks and balances designed to prevent pockets of power …

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Jun 10 2015

How Aristocracy Fails

An aristocracy is a form of government designed on the principle that the members of a society who are most capable of ruling well, should be the rulers. They are typically the top percentage of a society in terms of education, wealth, social connections and power outside of government. In Greek, “aristos” means “excellent” and …

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