How government functions

It seems not a day goes by that I don’t hear someone say the United States is a republic, not a democracy.

Oh really? Let me let you in on something. The definition of a democracy is a government “by the people.”

I understand where these people are coming from. Republic sounds like Republican and democracy sounds like Democrat.

Yes we are a Republic. We are also a democracy. Think about it. The USSR stood for United Soviet Socialist Republic. The USSR was a republic, but they were in no way a democracy.

Let’s take it even further back into history.

Federalists. Does that mean that the people of this party believed in large federal government? No. In fact, they were the exact opposite.

How about the Whigs? Does this mean the members of this party were more interested in their hair than they were in the advancement of the country?

Teddy Roosevelt started the Bull Moose Party. Does this mean they were more interested in animal rights than the good of the country?

Don’t even get me started on the Green Party.

Whether you want to believe it or not, the taxing of the rich only hurts the economy of this great country. Obama has focused on this for political reasons. He feels that so many people who struggle to get by blame the rich when it is the rich who create the jobs.

If Obama has his way and manages to hit the wealthy with with huge tax increases, then you can kiss new jobs goodbye. The wealthy are not going to lose money. They will make up their losses in the form of layoffs, hiring freezes and a host of other things such as taking their businesses offshore.

The president has pipe dreams of national health care when the whole idea makes no sense whatsoever. The actual law is so confusing that no one in the House and Senate have even read it.

It is unconstitutional, to say the least. You cannot make the American people pay for something that not only makes no sense but threatens the very fabric of what this country was founded on in the first place.

What this country needs is a big thinker who follows the Constitution and surrounds himself with people who can actually help him instead of a bunch of czars who are know-nothing, do-nothing imbeciles who are nothing more than yes men without one thread of common decency and integrity that just might be able to bring this country back from the brink of destruction.

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