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Why The USA is NOT A Democracy!

a republicFor about the hundredth time in one of my blogs (I exaggerate for effect) I need to exclaim that the good ole USA in NOT a democracy and that was by design and we should be ever thankful to our Founding Fathers.  In that vein I share this quote;

The Screwtape Letters

If you had ever asked yourself who the devil might be tempting you to the dark side you might be weird, inquisitive, have too much time on your hands or most likely all three.  Some of the darkest days of our recent history, World War II, provided the setting for a series of letters from a “senior” devil to his devil-in-training as he attempts to lure a man to the dark side. The Screwtape Letters is kind of like listening to one side of a telephone conversation in that C. S. Lewis only treats us to Screwtape’s (the senior from the netherworld) letters to his intern, Wormwood. 

Mobs’ Rules (Democracy)

As a rational man it is hard to watch what has been going on in the Democrat Party without feeling pity for their plight. Don’t get me wrong I really hope their woes continue for the next several decades even though they need to win once in a while to keep the Republicans-In-Name-Only (“RINO”) in their place. But their recent level of disdain for the founding principles of our country is outrageous. Michelle Malkin wrote a great article on the hide-and-seek Democrats and offered this quote;

The Case For Democracy

In his book, Decision Points, President George W. Bush mentioned the impact of a book authored by a former Soviet dissident.  Natan Sharansky spent years in Soviet prisons simple because he was Jewish, wanted to leave the USSR, and was vocal about it.  Sharansky shares his experiences first as a political prisoner in the Soviet Union then as an Israeli official.  The Case For Democracy is his story and history as it relates to his experiences in perhaps the two most threatening periods of our time; The Cold War, and The Global War On Terror.  Sharansky provides a compelling case showing “the power of freedom to overcome tyranny & terror.”

News Briefs Volume XV

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1“The King is gone but he’s not forgotten.   This is a story about Johnny Rotten.   It’s better to burn out, cause rust never sleeps.  The King is gone but he’s not forgotten.”  Sometimes the left is so out in left field and it is fun to watch them try to “eat” one of their own only to have it thrown back in their face.  Famed Sex Pistols front-man, Johnny Rotten apparently was criticized for planning a concert in of all places, Israel.  It is very posh to be anti-Jewish and Pro-Palestinian on the left, but Mr. Rotten would have none of it;

Martyrdom or Just Stupid?

essaypic-LThe beginning of the newspaper story seemed fairly innocuous in that the Commonwealth Education Organization (“CEO”) contacted eighth-grade teachers to encourage their students to participate in an essay writing contest.  This was to be the fourth such contest in as many years and the topic was for students to “Explain the difference between a representative republic and a democracy, comparing and contrasting both forms of government.”  That seems like a good subject to challenge students to learn about our system of government.  I wondered how many adults have basic knowledge about our government in an earlier posting that included a question about our democracy.

No Holds Barred

UN_Fish_USAThe 24-hour news cycle is buzzing about the G20 summit hosted by the citizens of the Greater Pittsburgh area and the speeches earlier in the week by numerous world leaders (and I HATE to call most of them leaders) at the United Nations.  It was the usual bunch of blowhards, thugs, and apologists making claims and promising changes that will never happen.  One of the most frightening things suggested is “a new world order” giving even more power to the various un-elected dictators (and many who were “elected”) who rule with an iron fist.

America the Greatest Democracy?

A little Q & A to start – These are all True or False questions

  1. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. (True or False)
  2. Barack Obama will be the 44th President so we have had 43 other Presidents. (True or False)
  3. Paul Revere single-handedly warned that the “British are coming.” (True or False)
  4. George Washington was the first elected President of the United States. (True or False)
  5. Washington D.C. was the first capital of the United States. (True or False)
  6. America is the greatest democracy on Earth. (True or False)