The Difference Between a Democracy and a Republic – 1776 Conversation Call

Howard Smoot (FBI agent, 1960’s) :“The ideal of a democracy is universal equality. The ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. A democracy always degenerates into dictatorship which promises government guaranteed equality and security but delivers nothing but poverty and serfdom to the people it robs and rules. America was founded as a constitutional republic to safeguard the liberties of the people against the tyranny of democracy or of one man dictatorship.

In this century great strides have been made in subverting our republic into a democracy. The foremost subversion is through language, by calling America a democracy until people thoughtlessly accept and use the term, the totalitarians have obscured the meaning and principles of our government.

A democracy is a political system whereby people by a majority vote at the polls select their rulers. The rulers have absolute power to make whatever laws they please by a majority vote among themselves. In a constitutional republic the people also, by a majority vote at the polls select rulers who make laws by a majority vote among themselves. But the rulers cannot make any laws they please because the constitution severely restricts their lawmaking power.

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