Democracy - Part 1
Well now since everyone seems
to have put in their thoughts on Democracy, I think I will add my name
to the list and interject the following.
Much has been said and written
today about Democracy and it has been offered around the world as a Mecca
among governments. But just what is Democracy? The term itself, probed
to the original roots from which the English word is derived, embodies
three significant factors:
1). demos, the people;
2). Kratein, to rule; and
3). Dratos, authority.
It is a form of government
wherein the supreme power is retained by the people. It would be difficult
to define the term from its present use however, for quite diversified
forms of government are labeled Democracies which are as far apart in their
ideologies as the east is from the west. Russia, where the common people
suffer oppression and hardship; China, under Communist warlords; Great
Britain with its Queen and Parliament and the United States with its Congress,
which is supposed to be a Republic, are all popularly called Democracies.
To state that they all endorse the same governing system is as baseless
as would be the arbitrary declamation that all the colors of the spectrum
are either red or green.
Russia is a bureaucracy under
tyrannical leadership where the majority have no authority or power. A
small minority of Jews rules in that nation, having seized power by force
in 1917, and they impose their will upon the majority, enforcing their
prerogatives by acts of terror, murder and methods which have brought the
people of a great nation into slaver. This is NOT a Democracy and, regardless
of the label men have sought to apply to the Soviet regime, the majority
there have no actual voice in the affairs of state.
Oh a show of voting is made,
but there is only one candidate, and if there are more than one they have
exactly the same purpose and that is to do the will of the ruling elite.
Russia, however, approves the use of the term Democracy, at least in propaganda
for American consumption, for the word lends itself well to the misuse
to which it is put when she blandly advertises that all nations being drawn
from the Soviet sphere of influence are permitted to become full Democracies;
according to Russia's interpretation of the word; and the mass media and
Democratic ideas have at
times manifested themselves in China but there also the Communist warlords
more often impose their will upon the people in spite of the desire of
the majority and the results are far from Democratic. Great Britain's political
system is a mixture of Monarchy and Democracy tempered by the power of
the Crown. The government of the United States, as originally instituted
by our forefathers, was a Republic which is defined as a state in which
the sovereign power resides in a certain body of the people, and is exercised
by representatives elected by, and responsible to them.
Anyone taking exception to
the statement that our nation was ORIGINALLY organized as a Republic, and
not a Democracy, is either totally ignorant of American history or is endeavoring
to capitalize upon the ignorance of the American public concerning the
fundamental tenets of our American institutions in an endeavor to change
our form of government that it may become a democracy, and finally a totalitarian
Wherever Democracy lives
it enhances the position and power of those who are carrying on subversive
activities. In fact, every Communist, Communist sympathizer, anti- christs
and all those who would use mob psychology for political and other purposes,
become violently agitated and extremely angry when the irrefutable facts
of American history are pointed out, definitely proving that the government
of this great nation was originally a Republic.
A pure Democracy is the rule
of the majority of the people who are able to exert their influence through
mass pressure which can be brought to bear at any time upon those who hold
office. In fact, Democracy may readily degenerate to become the rule of
the mob under the principle that what the people want they should have.
The leaders of a Democracy are politicians who continually listen to the
clamor of the people and who, for the sake of holding office, do the bidding
of the majority.
A Democracy will seldom,
if ever, produce a Statesman or a Patriot, and act for the good of their
country, insofar as politicians go; who is willing to stand by their convictions
when principles affect the future state of their nation are involved. NOT
SO the Politician who, through fear of alienating the vote of the majority,
WILL SELL HIS COUNTRY'S HERITAGE FOR PUBLIC ACCLAIM, OR FOR WHOEVER IS
CONTROLLING HIM/HER FROM BEHIND THE SCENES.
Life in a Democracy is often
turbulent and violent; security, justice and the establishment of righteousness
are always endangered when the mob, the majority, acts in the heat of passion.
Because our forefathers recognized
this fact, they set up a government that was not a Democracy, but a Republic,
a government of checks and balances to prevent direct action by the majority
in national affairs in the inception of a crisis. Our forefathers knew
that public opinion is often out of step with actual conditions until the
leavening of time can bring to it a full understanding of all the facts.
The Constitution of the United
States provided for "cooling off" periods, for the people were helpless
to act until set election dates and then only representatively through
those whom they elected to office. This is a safety device in a Republic
against hasty and ill-conceived action which may be brought about by an
appeal to the spirit of mob psychology on the part of irresponsible leaders.
Our nation was not established
as a Democracy in which the majority could exert direct pressure upon our
leaders, but became a great Republic with checks and balances to safeguard
the interests of the nation against the clamor of demagogues.
In this respect our form
of government differed from every other form upon the earth. Under it,
and with the worship of God in truth, our nation grew to greatness until,
two hundred years after the writing and adoption of our Constitution, we
became not only a great people but a powerful and mighty nation, so recognized
among the nations of the world.
During the lifetime of this
present generation, powerful moves have been made under misguided and down
right evil leadership to make Democracy live in our nation. Men without
the foresight and wisdom of our forefathers, some of them self-appointed
leaders, have undertaken to destroy our great Christian Republic.
Certain moves during the
past two or three decades have materially contributed to this end. Major
changes have been made in an endeavor to destroy the original checks and
balances provided in our Constitution and put there to guard against both
individual misuse of power on the one hand and mob rule on the other.
One of these major changes
is in the election of senators. Originally our Constitution provided that
senators should be elected by the State Legislatures while the members
of the House of Representatives would be elected directly by the people.
Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution reads: "The Senate of the United
States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the
legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote."
While there were political
abuses under this system, yet because Senators were not directly responsible
to the people, they were able to act independently of the immediate clamor
of the majority which would more directly affect the members of the House
of Representatives. This placed the Senate in a position to balance hastily-devised
legislation that might originate in the House as a result of public pressure.
Democracy -Part 2
This unique position of the
Senate gave birth to real statesmen and in a given period of time our nation
produced more real statesmen than all the governments of Europe combined
have produced from the inception of our form of government. But this was
all changed by an amendment to the Constitution proposed by Congress, under
the influences of anti-christs in our midst, May 15, 1912 and adopted May
31, 1913 which read as follows: "The Senate of the United States shall
be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof
for six years, and each Senator shall have one vote."
Since this amendment was
adopted, the mob, the majority and the moneyed interest from behind the
scenes, through their control of the mass media and so one of the major
checks provided between the two branches of our legislative bodies to balance
legislative enactment was destroyed. The overall result has become apparent
for, while we have had keen and shrewd politicians holding office in the
Senate, we have not produced the type of statesmen who graced the Senate
during the last century. Along with this change there have been many others.
All this has provided fertile
soil for demagogues to influence the majority regardless of the right or
wrong of the issues involved. The result is in evidence today through the
influence of TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and publishing houses whose
voices are influencing millions in our nation.
These are the original rabble-rousers
in this nation who, through this wonderful discovery of modern science,
can overnight stir the mob spirit of the nation into action. What would
have required days, and weeks in the past, or even months, to acquaint
the public with the issues involved can not be made fully known in an evening's
broadcast or daily newspapers.
But unfortunately it is often
the likes and dislikes of a single commentator being impressed upon the
minds of the multitude without the cooling; off period so necessary to
weighing evidence that men may more accurately render an equitable decision
based upon all available and thoroughly known facts.
One such commentator can
stir unthinking millions and by a cleverly presented address make his personal
opinions become those of the mob and thus excite them to immediate action
before the deliberation of time can allow wisdom to assert itself and bring
understanding of major issues. This constitutes a powerful means of direct
pressure upon politicians who fear public opinion and the unscrupulous
commentator, in his role of poll parrot, is taking full advantage of it.
Of all the critical periods
in American history, the Senate of the United States needs to be free from
undue pressure. Unfortunately today one rabble-rousing airways commentator
has a far greater influence with the people than our representatives in
These commentators are comparatively
free from opposition due to the present rigid control over the airways
and the inability of the average citizen or politician to compete with
them because he is denied the use of the same channels through which they
are able to reach the ears of millions.
The result is that today
this country is being unduly swayed by demagogues whose influence is far
in excess of their actual wisdom and understanding of the importance of
many of the issues they deal with. It is a situation fraught with peril
for our future well-being and we will yet pay dearly for allowing the Republic
to be undermined by those who would make Democracy live that mobocracy
Let us turn back the pages
of history for a moment to a chapter where, following the establishment
of the most perfect government ever given to man, when the Law of the Lord
became the Constitution of the Israel nation, the people lapsed into mob
rule and democracy lived. God had given His people a representative form
of government in which men were chosen for office because of their excellent
spiritual character and judicial ability in handling the affairs of state.
These men held office as long as they administered the Laws of God with
justice and equity.
When, following the giving
of the law, Moses was absent upon Mount Sinai, rabble-rousers apparently
became busy and the people demanded that Aaron make the golden calf. Thus
under the rule of the majority; Democracy in operation, the people turned
away from the perfect form of government. The demand of the majority overruled;
they set aside the perfection of the Laws of the Lord, clamored for the
golden calf to worship and Aaron gave the people what they demanded.
It is not hard to imagine
the convincing speeches of the leader, or leaders, who were the counterpart
of our present rabble-rousing commentators, who stirred the people to action
and into revolt against the established order, the law which they had just
received at Mount Sinai, and against Moses, their leader, who was delayed
in his return to camp. The mob spirit of Israel was aroused, Democracy
lived, and the people demanded: "Make us gods, which shall go before us;
for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt,
we wot (know) not what is become of him." (Exodus 32:1)
Later Aaron acknowledged
to Moses that the people were uncontrollable so he gave them what they
wanted. (Exodus 32:21-22) Thus the first demonstration of Democracy in
operation in Israel was revolt against God.
Aaron, the politician, had
given in to the demands of the majority, but Moses, the great statesman,
withstood the people upon his return to camp, condemning them for their
sins. He ordered those who were loyal to God to execute the leading offenders.
Just as this first demonstration
of Democracy in operation came to judgment in the execution of thousands
for their revolt against god, so is Democracy doomed today. Where Democracy
lives evil flourishes and God has decreed the complete destruction of all
forms of unrighteousness. History has amply demonstrated that wherever
the spirit of Democracy is supreme, there the people are in revolt against
God and against His Law. Democracy rests upon the principle that what the
people desire they must have and, generally speaking, the desire of the
mob is contrary to the laws of righteousness.
The French Revolution was
Democracy in full operation and the result was the dethronement of god
and the enthronement of atheism. The same spirit of Democracy in America
today countenances the evils of liquor, drugs, murder of the unborn, distribution
of smut, moral decay, and the glorification of these and many other evil
practices through motion pictures, and television presentation of their
Look at the television show
Gunsmoke, it makes a common whore to be more of a humatarian than Christians.
Democracy is mobocracy and the spirit of the mob today is in revolt against
God and His Laws. The government is murdering Christians simply because
they are Christians and wish to be left alone, and want no part of the
evil of miscegenation. Just as Aaron gave the people what they demanded,
so today the endeavor of every politician is to make it appear they are
giving the people what they desire, whether it is for their good or not.
Never before in our history
has the United States been so vulnerable to attack, and our original form
of government so subject to possible destruction as it is today, from those
who are stirring up the spirit of the mob against our Christian American
institutions and against Christians in and out of office who stand for
the principles of the Republic and who are in opposition to the evils of
Democracy. These unscrupulous men have been successful and will continue
to be to the extent that they will bring judgment upon themselves and upon
the Democracy they are endeavoring to make live. It will live long enough
to brought before the bar of God's justice and there it will be condemned,
just as Moses condemned the Democracy when Israel revolted against God's
Laws and His righteousness.
Democracy, the political
expedient by which Satan has been able to lead people in revolt against
God, will pass away, doomed to destruction because God's Laws will become
supreme in the interest of righteousness in administration, and not the
voice and desire of the people when that desire is out of step with His
The new and righteous order
of blessedness that is to be ushered in, following the destruction of Democracy,
will not be mob rule, nor will it be autocracy, but it will be a theocratic
state in which representative government will flourish. Neither the representatives
nor the people, however, will have any voice whatever in making laws or
in changing the precepts and commands of God. The officials will administer
the law which Almighty God has already given as the Divine constitution
of the perfect state. (Taken in part from a message by Howard B. Rand)
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