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How is democracy defined?
demos = the people
+ kratia = power, rule
In studying the
Democracy, it becomes clear that Democracy exists only of the people, by the
people and for the people, individuals; protecting the rights of man.
Democracy, by definition, does not exist of, by and for the corporations,
protecting the rights of the corporations above man's rights. However, in
our Democratic governments and societies today, we find the usurpation of those
rights of man by corporations utilizing the very laws and principles set down by
the principles of Democracy. We find today that corporations have robbed
those very rights of man laid down by Democracy for their very own. How
did the corporations turn the entire Constitution into the favor of the rights
of the corporation, and against the rights of man? What gave the
corporations the right to substitute themselves in a court of law to name
themselves as having the rights of "person" or "man" utilizing laws expressly
named and created to protect "man" or "person"? How has our claim fighting
for and developing into and existence within and under a democratic government
evolved into a governing entity no longer controlled and governed of the people,
by the people, and for the people for the rights of man and person as per stated
in our Declaration of Independence? Or, has it really evolved at all?
Perhaps by re-examining the definition of democracy and our Constitution, we
will find clues to the real basis of our existing government today.
How is republic defined?
res = concern, thing,
fact, matter + publicus = of the people, public
as having a voting body, yet still retaining hierarchal traits of the
monarchy, ie. President and/or the chief of state. While retaining the
similarities to a monarchy, the republic emulates the chartered organization or
looking at our government today, does our government more resemble a democracy,
a republican or representative democracy, or a corporation or organization? By
definition, a Republican or Representative Democracy is "a government in 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." Even though the body of citizens are entitled to vote for its
representatives, the supreme power still is held by the elected officers and
representatives as in an organization, charter or corporation. Once in
office, as in a charter or corporation, the officers which were voted upon and
now hold office, can then make independent decisions to direct that
organization, charter, or corporation. Even though the elected officials
are accountable to the voting body, they are still able to make decisions
affecting the organization without regard to the needs, liberties and rights of
the voting body. No where in this definition are the goals of the elected
officers or representatives stated.
What Is Our Government and What Were
the Original Foundations?
The sole purpose of a Democracy is to
specifically support, uphold and protect the rights of the persons, the
individuals. A pure Democracy is not viewed as an organization, rather a
body governed by the body. However, a republic stands as a support only
unto itself and is guided by the elected officials, not by the rights and
liberties of the people.
In examining the Declaration of
Independence, we find the complaints and declarations were based upon the rights
and liberties of mankind, not the rights and liberties of the organization or
government. This distinction can be skewed or blurred on the surface, yet
in closer examination, it becomes clear that the goals of a republic as opposed
to a democracy are coming from two very different origins. Once in place
and applied, the gap most definitely widens even further. Even the laws
and the origins of the laws for each in application go in very different
directions in the protections of rights and who those laws protect. As we
examine the Constitution, the subtle differences in applications of voting
rights, the way the votes are driven take on a different perspective. The
vote of the individual is removed at the onset of the electoral college.
Even further, are the rights of the individual in subtle wording easily removed
and replaced by the rights of the entities of charters, organizations and
corporations. In a true democracy, the body maintains the voting rights on all
movement and direction by the government. Our Constitution only supports
the right to vote for the officials, not to vote on what the government itself does.
How are we to call our government, even by
the loosest of definitions a democracy? Clearly, as subtly as it was
stated over 200 years ago, we live in a republic, no more governing for the
rights of man than that of a corporation. So why are we so surprised today
to see the rights and reign of the corporations taking such a strong hold on our
government, or is our government really nothing more than a corporation itself
disguised as a living, breathing government?
Examine the further pages:
The Declaration of Independence and
The Constitution of the United States.
Examine the Declaration of Independence for
yourself, then compare the Constitution of the United
States to that Declaration. What kind of
document, what kind of government stated within that document, did our
forefathers, behind closed doors, prepare as the foundation of our government...
of our democracy ....of the people, by the people and for the people ....for the
protections of life and liberty of...who... and then later present to the people
of the United States of America?
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