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Re: Government

Psi-Phi wrote:
A Republic is that manifestation of Democracy where the Mob is constrained by the Rule of Law.

Said in a better way, The People are empowered to govern themselves Democratically, under the Rule of Law, by means of the mechanisms set in place by the Constitution, with safeguards to ensure against corruption by those established to preserve, protect, and defend it.(Meaning, Judges, Congressmen, Senators, and Lawyers.)

"We hold these Truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Familiar to many, these words are from the Declaration of Independence.

Lesser known, from the very next sentence, are these words, which define the ONLY LEGITIMATE purpose for government: "In order to secure these Rights, governments are established among men, deriving their Just Powers from the consent of the governed."

Thomas Jefferson said, "A multiplicity of laws and a reverence for Judges are the twin rocks upon which the ship of State is sunk." And so it is today. (By the way, it must be said, Rules, Regulations, Ordinances, Policies and Statutes, - by definition - are NOT Law!)

That is the key.

Dec 29, 2011, 17:51