America was originally formed as a republic. In the past few decades, we have gone from a republic to being a democracy, which is not a good thing. Five years ago, America went from being a democracy to being an ineptocracy. The problem is that most Americans today have no idea what these terms even mean and often think that republic and democracy is the same thing.
There are many definitions of ‘republic’ and ‘democracy’ out there but I have always remembered what Sen. Barry Goldwater told a committee one day when someone referred to America as a democracy. I was sitting next to Goldwater when he slammed his fist on the table and said that America is not a democracy, rather it is a republic. The poor gentleman, a state politician, asked what’s the difference? Goldwater told him a republic is run by the will of the people and that everyone is subject to the same laws, same status and same rights as everyone else. And a republic defends the rights of the people given to them by Almighty God. A democracy is run by a group of bureaucrats who assume the role of God and dispersing rights to the people and who believe that they are privileged and above the law that governs the common folk.
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall once said:
“Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”
Former President James Madison stated:
“Democracy was the right of the people to choose their own tyrant.”
There is no doubt that over the past 50-100 that America changed from a republic to a democracy. But as I stated earlier, over the past 5 years we have changed from a democracy to an ineptocracy. What is an ineptocracy you ask: Here is the definition that I recently saw:
“A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.”
I can think of no better description for America under the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama who was elected with no qualifications to be a national leader and has demonstrated such on many occasions. And he was elected by the millions of poor Americans receiving government assistance and who will probably always get handouts. They are rewarded for not producing anything other than another generation who will also demand government entitlements. And all of this will be paid for by those of us who work hard and are being taxed more and more so that those that produce nothing can be taken care of. Sadly, with Obama’s help, the number of hard working producers are growing less and less every day as more of them lose their jobs, have their hours cut, are financially ruined by the high cost of medical care, forcing them to join the ranks of the millions that hold out their hands and ask the government for more.