We are not a Democracy – we are a Republic

Twenty-Four plus years for FREEDOM.

bennett_0608December 3, 2013 ~ This is what I have given my life for this past two and a half decades, and yet today I feel more enslaved that at any time in my life. Each day since June of 1995 I have awakened each day with intent and purpose – to teach, inform and educate the American public of that which we face today under the thumbnail of the Obamanites and their ruthless tyranny – and today I am more enslaved that at any time during my nearly sixty-six years on this earth.

Mind you – I lay the blame, not entirely at the hands of our former Tyrant, Barack Obama – for he is just a symptom of what is lacking in this country. He was chosen as ‘the ONE‘ who was best suited to lead this nation smack-dab into Socialism – albeit – the final nail into the coffin of what was once known as ‘America’ – the greatest experiment in Democracy ever known to exist.

Ok, Ok! Don’t give me this crap about, “We are not a Democracy – we are a Republic.” First of all – we are no longer either – but exist as a nation in name only.

God may have once said,”… shed His Grace on thee…” but no longer – and rightfully so.

Secondly, from Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1828

Democracy
That form of government in which the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens; as distinguished from a monarchy, aristocracy, or oligarchy. According to the theory of a pure democracy, every citizen should participate directly in the business of governing, and the legislative assembly should comprise the whole people. But the ultimate lodgement of the sovereignty being the distinguishing feature, the introduction of the representative system does not remove a government from this type. However, a government of the latter kind is sometimes specifically described as a “representative democracy.”

Republic
A commonwealth; a form of government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the general body of citizens, and in which the executive power is lodged in officers chosen by and representing the people, and holding office for a limited period, or at most during good behavior or at the pleasure of the people, and in which the legislative power may be (and in modern republics is) intrusted to a representative assembly. See Federalist, No. 39; Republic of Mexico v. De Arangoiz, 5 Duer (N. Y.) 636; State v. Harris, 2 Bailey (S. C.) 599. In a wider sense, the state, the common wealth, the whole organized political community, without reference to the form of government; as in the maxim interest reipulliear ut sit finis litium. Co. Litt. 303.

The intertwining of the two descriptions is quite self-explanatory. From the very outset, we were a Democratic Republic. At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation Benjamin Franklin was asked “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?“, to which he reportedly replied, “A Republic – if you can keep it!” (Emphasis mine)

Well – we haven’t kept it! I blame WE – the people of these united States of America! We have become a lazy, slovenly and wanton public – with our hands outstretched for whatever we can get. We have lay before the polls every two or four years and cast “our” votes for whomever promised us the biggest piece of the pie – something for FREE. I hate to tell you – but there is nothing ‘free’ – not not corporate bailouts by the government, not food, clothing, healthcare nor shelter. There is a cost that someone MUST pay. And we have been the suckers who have footed the bill. Those of us who have chosen to continue working for the welfare of our families, have been the feeders of the bleeders.

In the words of Karl Marx,

In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” (Emphasis mine)

Apparently America today seems to have minimal ability but much need. The average American today needs to be led around by the hand – herded like sheep at the trough – and if the media and Obama the Great and Powerful isn’t telling you what to think or do – you don’t seem to be able to wipe your derrière without a guiding hand – and if you let THEM get their hands anywhere near your backside – you had better closely watch your pocket or your orifice. One way or the other – they WILL hurt you.

Rip van Winkle has been one lucky dude for these past forty years or so, as he has shacked up with the dolts of this land and had his way with us all. Now some are awakening to to a cowardly New World and are wondering, “What the hell happened?“. Why is it always forty? Noah and the Ark? Moses? Well, just like Moses, we as a nation have been wandering in the wastelands for forty years. I believe that it will be much longer for America…

It’s time to decide just what plan of attack I will embark upon for the rest of my days here on this earth. But as the song says, “Who knows where or when?

I’ll see you at Sundown.

Without Apology I am,

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10 thoughts on “We are not a Democracy – we are a Republic

  1. The Publisher Post author

    As I read over the comments below, it is shocking to me how many of my friends are gone from this world, John Slagle, Osh, Aaron Cantor – and my dear friend Candy (who seems to just have up and disappeared). ALL of them are missed.

  2. Aaron Cantor

    Jeff do whatever you have to and we will all be waiting at the other end.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    As my Marine friends would say SEMPER FI.
    As I would add LOCK and LOAD.

  3. John W. Slagle

    Jeff, thank you for your military service and your efforts through many years to present the truth without apologies to anyone. There are many of us who feel the same way about our country.

    We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many. But there are a few things people need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”

    We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America or the ideals of once great Republic.

    Merry Christmas Captain Bennett and all who support the Federal Observer.

  4. Candy

    Another, on point, commentary from a man that has provided us with enlightening written and spoken words for so many years. Enjoy your much deserved hiatus and know that your efforts to teach and inform have not been in vain. Your melodic voice, and infectious humor have touched the lives of so many people, including me, in a deeply heartfelt and thought provoking way. Please, please, never stop!

  5. Michael Gaddy

    Jeff, Neal et al.

    I fully understand how you feel; I have gone through the same feelings on several occasions during the past two decades. I find great solace in the story of Isaiah and the Remnant by Albert J. Nock during times like these.

    Perhaps, from time to time, people we never hear from will read from some words or thoughts from our screeds and begin to look into the basis and truth of our writings. Others will return to a thorough examination of their navels. The masses never accomplish anything on their own. But, I do believe we must not give up on planting the seeds of Liberty as often as we can. It matters not where they take root; only that they do.

    Jeff and Neal; take some time and get refreshed in body, mind and spirit. This battle is much to important to loose men like yourselves.

    Just the view from my foxhole.

    In Liberty
    mike

  6. hippybiker

    I don’t blame you Jeff, or Neal. I’m tired of trying to tell people we are in big trouble, only for them to roll their eyes and look at me like I’m an idiot. “Hey! How about those Buc’s . Lets watch that next NASCAR race. Sheesh!

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  8. Osh

    ..a big roger on that Jeff….looking forward to your possible relocation to a place of with an atmosphere of a much more conducive nature to freedom and the principles for which this country was founded. Y’know, like next time on the anniversary of Hiroshima, I’d like to sign on in a chat room where I don’t get kicked out for using Enola Gay as my handle for that day, because the moderator decides she doesn’t want any making fun of the homos in “her” realm….. Burnt my butt big time with that one.. That day will go down in infamy…. ooo that sounded familiar……..

  9. Rick

    I get similar thoughts boys, it’s very frustrating trying to exist in this neutered society but I wouldn’t give these dirty M Fers the satisfaction of shutting me up.
    I’m not going to let a witless mob of hermaphrodites get the best of my charming nature, and I’m sure not going to let these maggots infringe on my liberty.

    See you in January Brother.

    Semper Fi

  10. Neal

    I don’t blame you one damn bit. If it is at all possible, enjoy your month off. I am not writing much of anything anymore myself because nobody gives a shit. Sure there are those who are diehard supporters of what I say, but it is not to them my missives are intended and those to whom I address my commentaries continue to have their heads buried in the sand, or planted firmly up their backside.

    So, if I do write anything it will be because I WANT TO, not because I feel that people need to hear what I have to say.

    If you choose not to come back to the airwaves, or the Federal Observer, just promise me that you don’t completely lose contact with me as well.

    Until whenever…

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