James McHenry, a Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention wrote:
asked Dr. (Benjamin) Franklin, Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy. A
republic, replied the Doctor, if you can keep it.”
a republic is based on one of our Declaration of Independence’s most important
phrases, “consent of the governed”.
not exactly what was protected in the Constitution by the founders. Minority
rule, and voter rights, were for the privileged white land owners.
minority rule is the antithesis of a republic.
happened before and will happen again.
can win the gerrymandered House and anti-democratic Senate with fewer overall
votes than Democrats. Along with the Electoral College, these tragic errors in
judgment by the founders will impair, undermine and corrupt our representative
slavery, the founders codified these inequalities in the Constitution. (Thanks
to the slave states.)
nationalist Republicans will refuse to concede if they lose. They will howl
“voter fraud” and “rigged”, as they stir more resentment, anger and hate. (The
real values of the radical Right.)
2000 and 2016, Republicans have become accustomed to having presidential
power with a minority of votes.
STILL endure taxation and minority rule without fair representation.
DC has more people than Vermont and Wyoming combined, yet have no voice in our
nationalist Christians are not the majority, but they are louder and are more
empowered than the majority.
that's what they want. Minority rule. And they will violently revolt against
the majority AGAIN, if they lose.
is how a republic dies.