Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1787
As Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall after the conclusion of The Continental Convention, a Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked him, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a Republic or a Monarchy?” Without hesitation, Franklin responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
At this convention, the most world-changing political document ever, was ratified. It’s principles birthed a nation of free men and self rule. This document, The Constitution of The United States, guaranteed a Republic.
Republic: a representative form of government that is “of the people, by the people and for the people.”
Never in human history had such a government existed. A government where the State was ruled by the citizens and not the citizens by the State. A government where no individual or group could rule over any other individual or group.
A government ruled by Laws and not by Men.
This form of government enjoyed unprecedented prosperity in the following decades. No nation rose so quickly and enjoyed so much freedom as these 13 individual States that were United under the banner of liberty.
Freedoms that range from individual right of speech to religious liberty. The right to bear arms against any forms of tyranny, foreign or domestic.
The right to pursue happiness.
America found its Promised Land.
Did We Keep The Republic?
If you would survey people in the street and ask the question, “what form of Government exists in the United States?” The majority answer would probably be, “a Democracy.”
Is that what our Founders intended?
They had a clear understanding of the relative freedom and stability that had characterized the latter, and of the strife and turmoil — quickly followed by despotism — that had characterized the former. In drafting the Constitution, they created a government of law and not of men, a republic and not a democracy.~ John F. McManus, The New American, Nov. 6, 2000
Consider the words of the Founding Fathers themselves, who — one after another — condemned democracy.
• John Adams-“Democracy never lasts long…it soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself…There was never a democracy that ‘did not commit suicide.'”
• Alexander Hamilton-“We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy.”
• James Madison-“… democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.”
• Fisher Ames served in the U.S. Congress and termed democracy tyranny…Democracy, in its best state, is but the politics of Bedlam; while kept chained, its thoughts are frantic, but when it breaks loose, it kills the keeper, fires the building, and perishes… [We] intended our government should be a republic, which differs more widely from a democracy than a democracy from a despotism.”
As I review these quotes from our Forefathers, I can’t help but believe that their warnings of democracy are playing out in current events.
The power of The Executive Branch is being expanded by “Executive Order.” Congress is inept. The Judiciary is more of ideology than Law. Politics live and breath by Polls and the money of Special Interests dictate policy.
We are seeing the symptoms of a Marxist State rather than a Republic. We are on the threshold of Totalitarian Rule.
18th century historian Alexander Fraser Tytler argued:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”
And as British writer G.K. Chesterton put it in the 20th century:
“You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.”
Karl Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto:
“the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle of democracy…abolish private property…wrest, by degrees, capital from the bourgeoisie…centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the State…”
One could say there is nothing more Un-American than Democracy!
What America Wants…
Scroll down social media and read the posts of citizens who support one candidate or the other. See the faith they have in the man or woman, but not in Our Republic.
Every day we are moving closer and closer to a dictatorship. Everyday we are moving closer and closer to a King!
Israel was also faced with this line to cross.
“Look…Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have.” Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the Lord for guidance. “Do everything they say to you,” the Lord replied, “for they are rejecting me, not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer…” (1 Samuel 8:5-7 NLT)
When Israel departed Egypt, they were dependant on God for everything. They depended on him for food, water and direction through a treacherous wilderness.
He led them to a Promised Land. A land flowing with milk and honey. A land of great prosperity. He led them as they conquered its inhabitants. He gave them great victories and they settled in His promise.
Once settled in their Promised Land, He continued to lead them through various Judges. They were individually and specifically chosen by God Himself.
In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes. (Judges 17:6 NLT)
When the people rebelled and followed false teachings and sin, God allowed foreign nations to invade and destroy.
Once the Nation called out to God for forgiveness, He would raise up a Judge to lead them back to God’s mercy.
Gideon was one such Judge. After his victories the people sought to make him King.
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son’s son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.” But Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the LORD shall rule over you.” ( Judges 8:22-23)
The Prophet Samuel was the last Judge of Israel. They were soon to be subject to the rule of men and not of God.
The Nations that surrounded Israel all followed a King. Its citizens existed to serve its king. They were taxed for the benefit of the king. their sons were drafted into the military for the benefit of the kingdom. Their daughters conscripted to work at the king’s pleasure.
Samuel warned the same for Israel in their desire of a King.
Our Republic Was Born Christian…
In its infancy, America was Christian. Born in the principles of Christ, this small Republic grew to a Superpower in just a few short decades. Our Forefathers faith and influence was arguably Jesus inspired. Just read a few excerpts from a list that is in no way exhaustive.
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.~John Adams
In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity~John Quincy Adams
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion as He left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see.~Benjamin Franklin
That all nations may bow to the scepter of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that the whole earth may be filled with his glory.~John Hancock
I am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished anyone to be: sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others.~Thomas Jefferson
Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation. We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation. ~Barack Obama
I ’m not in favor of the government mandating a prayer in school because our country was founded on the fact that no particular religious faith would have ascendance over or preferential treatment over any other. ~Jimmy Carter
Our government denies prayer in school. A fundamental right afforded us in the Constitution.
Our Government has removed Christian monuments, denying our freedom of speech.
It allowed the murder of 56 million unborn children, denying each child the pursuit of happiness.
Embraced same-gender marriage. Follow the law of man and not the law of God.
Striving to allow transgender the use of public bathrooms of their choice. Just plain stupid.
So when our president tells us and other nations that we are no longer a Christian Nation, he is correct.
Also when the man on the street says that we are a Democracy, he is closer to the truth then saying we are a Republic.
So I say again, The Republic is Dying, Now Comes The Monarchy.
Only Jesus Can Save The Republic…
As our nation declines in prosperity, Global influence, and moral direction, only One is able to bring us back to our Christian Republic.
We need Leaders in the Spirit of Samuel and Gideon. We need keaders in the spirit of Adams and Hamilton. Leaders who look to Jesus Christ and not political parties, special interests or wealthy donors.
We need Leaders who are driven by Principles and not a win at all costs attitude.
On A Personal Note…
Based on the choices given by both Democratic and Republican Parties for President, I choose to vote outside our current two party system. I encourage conservatives to join me and raise up a true Conservative Party.
I also encourage all to follow me in prayer for our Republic. We need it now more than ever.
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT)