Is Democracy Dying? Story by Jeffrey Rosen, The Atlantic magazine, October 2018 Issue
Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?
America Is Living James Madison’s Nightmare
The Founders designed a government that would resist mob rule. They didn’t anticipate how strong the mob could become.
James Madison traveled to Philadelphia in 1787 with Athens on his mind. He had spent the year before the Constitutional Convention reading two trunkfuls of books on the history of failed democracies, sent to him from Paris by Thomas Jefferson. Madison was determined, in drafting the Constitution, to avoid the fate of those “ancient and modern confederacies,” which he believed had succumbed to rule by demagogues and mobs.
The Importance of a Republic,
Not a Democracy!
America is witnessing the overreach democracies take during a time of crisis, violating the very principles of our republican form of government. Art Thompson discusses the importance of our republic and how Marxist leaders are working to impose rules and edicts that have no basis in law. Understanding the difference between a republic and a democracy is imperative in the days ahead.
The Constitution Is The Solution!
The Dangers of Democracy lecture will show you how there are no governmental limitations in a democracy, which is why our Founding Fathers did not establish the U.S. as a democracy. Instead America was founded as a Republic, which has governmental limitations and is ruled by law. Includes the video, Overview of America.
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This series was developed by The John Birch Society Regional Field Director Robert Brown and produced by Matthew J. Beard: http://justiceproductions.net"
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