Democracy is only sustainable in a Republican Government populated by men with a stable moral foundation based on God’s unchanging laws.
Continuing: God’s word to all his children: “VOTE REPUBLICAN.”
Here is the Merriam-Webster definition of a republic: (1) a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law. (2) a political unit (such as a nation) having such a form of government.
When our nation’s current government formed in 1787, the meeting (the Constitutional Convention in what is now called Independence Hall, formerly the Pennsylvania State House) was held in strict secrecy. Knowing what was taking place inside and hearing the proceeding had ended, many people gathered outside and waited to hear the result. History records that as Ben Franklin exited the building a woman identified as Mrs. Powel asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” He replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
It is unquestionable that Reverend John Wise’s ideas about decentralized government were the foundational standard adopted by those of the time whose interest was in how we would live. His book, A Vindication of the Government of New-England Churches, is said to be what inspired the Declaration of Independence. In the book, he argued that the church in New England shouldn’t be governed by a distant power (the church in England), which was thereby disinterested and unaware of local sentiments, and equally as unqualified to determine solutions to their problems. This idea of local governing, where the power (to choose local representative) is vested in the people, became what was known as “democracy.”
In fact, the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, in 1792 formed the Democratic-Republican Party to oppose the Federalist Party headed by President George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. The argument between them was about how much power should be vested in the federal government (extremely little or very little), the Democratic-Republicans believing almost all should be vested as close as possible to the people governed.
It must be remembered – Madison is one of the writers of the Federalist Papers, in which he vigorously argued for the ratification of the Constitution. In Federalist #10, titled: The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection, he writes of the ideas (later embodied in Democratic-Republicanism) that would reduce the effect of the inevitable rise of factions (people banding together based on different ideas) which if not “safeguarded against” could cause insurrection. He describes the mischief of factions, dangerous (to the national interest) ideas, and said there are two ways to deal with them: removing the cause or controlling the effects. He then wrote, “Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.”
Saying we cannot limit liberty in ideas without destroying our government itself, he then speaks of a republic as what justly allows for the other option for dealing with their mischief, controlling their effects. He says this remedy is found at the ballot box, where we as Republicans elect those who represent us, not as we now see with organized efforts underway to overturn what the people remedied by their vote. These men’s new ways are more destructive than any ideas, because they limit the liberty of those espousing the ideas that have won the day, by the vote showing the will of the people. We are seeing a minority whose ideas have been rejected, now resorting to any means, not bridled by a good conscience, knowingly and willfully acting to overthrow the system that by design defeated them.
Madison continued, “If a faction [self-destructive ideas] consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote. It may clog the administration, it may convulse the society; but it will be unable to execute and mask its violence under the forms of the Constitution.” [The republican system and our Constitution have worked as designed.]
And, “The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States. A religious sect may degenerate into a political faction in a part of the Confederacy; but the variety of sects dispersed over the entire face of it must secure the national councils against any danger from that source. A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State. [Have to love the foresight of the founders.]
“In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government. And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.”
Again, “Vote Republican” and for democracy. The modern Democrat Party is anti-liberty because liberty to critically think and vote have caused their ideas to lose at the ballot box; just as the “wicked” ideas (communism) described above by Madison fail by the same sword. The Communists, calling themselves Progressives, secretly (but known by us) lurking in the Democrat Party, are the enemies of liberty, peace, and civilization. They seek to suppress the truth because it is an existential threat to their primitive ideas and the lies that hide them, which consistently destroy nations (the latest example is Venezuela – which evidence and truth they also censor).
These men, thinking they have better ideas, having removed God from their knowledge, become fools. “Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government (pure democracies), have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.” James Madison, Federalist #10
He precedes the above, speaking of pure democracy (doing as does communism), saying: “Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
These men advocating the ideas of pure democracy, knowing its historically proven inevitable violent death, do so now as an “any means” to their true desired end: a communist utopia. We know their delusion is they will not be effected by the inevitable mass mystery that results for all but the very few at the top (the cultural elites).
These men’s ideas always victimize those they first demonize. There can be no peace without security for all, in life, liberty, and to pursue happiness. These are the law of nature (which exist in a void – where no formal government exists, and are the essence of self-governing) and the unchanging law of God: His commandments.
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 While the Pharisees [Phares – those in charge of maintaining the breach] were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He said unto them, How then does David in spirit call him LORD, saying,
44 The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool?
45 If David then call him LORD, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither did any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
2 Peter 2
17 These [wicked men] are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world [these men’s more primitive ideas, creations which have corrupted God’s intended peace] through the knowledge of the LORD and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire [returning to the pollution of their primitive ideas].
Another of the obvious answers to the question, how is Christ David’s son, is that Christ seeks to unite God’s people, redeeming them from under those benefiting from the separation.
8 Behold, the eyes of the LORD God are upon the sinful kingdom [Edom – the evil brother among us doing God’s peoples wrong in the day of their self-inflicted calamity], and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob [those who have been and still are deficient in understanding God’s word, and have wrestled with it/Him to their impairment], says the LORD.
9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, says the LORD that does this.
13 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and he that treads grapes him that sows seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, says the LORD your God.
1 The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the midst of your enemies.
3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: you have the dew of your youth.
4 The LORD has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The LORD at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.
4 And no man taketh this honor [“lifting up the head”] unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, You are my Son, to day have I begotten you.
6 As he says also in another place, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.
12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft upon it, and brings forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from God:
8 But that which bears thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which you have shewed toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entered into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.