The Term Democracy Revisited
Immediately after the 2022 mid-term election Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a statement after securing his position, he said the Republicans are a threat to our democracy (power).
If you put Schumer’s statement together with one former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said about January 6th, 2021 that Trump incited his MAGA followers for an insurrection to take down our Temple of Democracy (the Capital Building), it places a different light or new focus on our nation being a Democracy as democrats would have us believe.
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
“Capitalism and democracy are ascendant in the third world”
Plural noun: democracies
“A multiparty democracy”
Control of an organization or group by the majority of its members
“The intended extension of industrial democracy”
Here’s a definition of Democratic
Relating to or supporting democracy or its principles.
The term “democracy” first appeared in ancient Greek political and philosophical thought in the city-state of Athens during classical antiquity. The word comes from demos, “common people” and kratos, “strength”. Led by Cleisthenes, Athenians established what is generally held as the first democracy in 508–507 BC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy
Government by the people
A state governed by a democracy?
“The main forms of democracy are: Direct democracy, Representative democracy, Presidential democracy, Parliamentary democracy, Authoritarian democracy, Participatory democracy, Islamic democracy and social democracy.” https://www.scienceabc.com/social-science/different-types-democracy-direct-representative-presidential-parliamentary.html
Is it just me or does anyone else question the Democratic Party’s ideas of democracy? To the die-hard Democrat symbolism is everything. Don’t believe me look at the hammer and sickle being revived from the Soviet Union; the raised fist of European fascists; or the Nazi symbol reinvented in modern day America. Their rhetoric is aimed at central control by a government “of the people” without dissention or input from those to be governed; and the ability to defense one’s person, family against aggression is strongly opposed and forbidden in a democratically governed state.
We’ve all grown accustomed to knowing that people in China are governed by a Communist government that keeps a tight rule on the everyday life of its citizens; what is broadcast on television and radio; how many children are allowed; and which gender is expendable or unacceptable; a tightly controlled internet; and dissention is met with force leading to death or imprisonment. The people of Taiwan have maintained independence from China, often at great expense and today we see flare-ups happening as the Chinese government attempts to rein them in.
This scenario is replicated in places like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (North Korea) Communist government was instituted with a continually handpicked “Dear Leader” since the end of the hostilities of the Korean War; Venezuela is another example where the people suffer at the expense of government leadership and we’ve recently seen how that is playing out; and Cuba has been that way since the days of President Eisenhower (after WWII) through today.
For all practical appearances the root word for democracy and democratic is “demon” and maybe that explains it all in a nutshell. It seems that there is no difference between democracy, democratic, mob rule or Muslim extremism. They all claim there is no peace without them; they are the only way to peace yet the road to peace in the Middle East and across the globe is paved with the blood of those who have gotten in the way of these waves called democracy, religion or Islamic fundamentalism.
What the founding fathers created our nation to be is a Constitutional-Republic, where the rule of law is the Constitution which is based on biblical principles and it is the right of citizens to have a direct say in how the government is to protect and defend its citizens and visitors alike by maintaining a strong military and insuring freedom to express our faith in God.
In truth without God there can be no peace.
Jesus said, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” – Matthew 24:6
I don’t understand what’s with the word “Democracy” or “Democratic”? How can anybody think they are a good thing? Look at what has happened in American politics. What have recent democratic policies or ideas done for the average American citizen? Has progressive liberal-democraticism enhanced your life one iota? I think not.
Have the public display of insane antics by liberal progressive congressional democrats over the past 6 years given one shred of hope to democratic voters? Is there hope at the end of your tunnel, or is that just another train approaching? – RTM