Monday, July 04, 2011
The Declaration of a Republic
America is a Republic, not a democracy. A Republic is defined in the
dictionary as "a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of
citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen
directly or indirectly by them." Many modern day career politicians tend
to overlook this fact, and seek to polarize us into groups of finger
pointers. We are all Americans.
On July 4th, it's good to review our foundings and refresh ourselves on the essentialls for what America is based on and what makes our country so great.
This Charters of Freedom website has the words and images of the Declaration of Independence and other founding documents. As a young nation, we threw off the tyrannical servitude to a King and of taxation without representation.
Put to pen by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence articulated clearly an America where we "embraced a view of the world in which a person's position was determined, not by birth, rank, or title, but by talent, ability, and enterprise."