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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, one of a growing field of Democrats seeking his party’s nomination for president in 2020 as a “climate change” candidate, told CBS News that “it’s time for us to have democracy again.”
The United States has never been a straight democracy, however. It is a constitutional Republic.
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According to Conservapedia.com, “A Constitutional Republic is the current form of government in the United States, which the founding fathers did not intend to be a democracy.” In a Constitutional Republic, elected representatives “must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government’s power over citizens.”
That might be especially significant today, April 19, because on this date in 1775, British regulars marched on the villages of Lexington and Concord to seize the arms of the citizen militia. History does not record who fired the first shot that morning, but the aftermath was a revolution and the birth of a new nation.
Colonials - Taxation - Representation - Government - Demagoguery
What is known is that those colonials had had enough. Taxation without representation. Government demagoguery that bred tyranny under the Crown. Quartering of soldiers in private homes. And the attempt to disarm the citizens.
By sundown that long ago April 19, the British realized they were up against more than a mob. Their rule had collided with the concept of liberty, and liberty won.
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The Founders who crafted the U.S. Constitution clearly knew what they were doing. In addition to the Bill of Rights, for which the Second Amendment serves as a cornerstone and insurance policy against government tyranny, those “old, dead white guys” set the foundation for a nation of laws that has survived a bloody Civil War and stepped forward to save the world in two major wars.
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