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David Ray Griffin Calls For Global Government
(Another Crazy -Friend of Alex Jones calling for "Global Democracy")








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A Republic is representative government ruled by law (the Constitution)... A democracy is direct government ruled by the majority (mob rule)...

Article IV Section 4, of the Constitution "guarantees to every state in this union a Republican form of government".... Conversely, the word Democracy is not mentioned even once in the Constitution... Madison warned us of the dangers of democracies with these words,

"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 have been violent in their deaths...",

"We may define a republic to be ... a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior... It is essential to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans and claim for their government the honorable title of republic..." James Madison, Federalist No... 10, (1787)

"A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority... There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men..." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Our military training manuals used to contain the correct definitions of Democracy and Republic... The following comes from Training Manual No... 2000-25 published by the War Department, November 30, 1928...

DEMOCRACY:

A government of the masses...
Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of "direct" expression...
Results in mobocracy...
Attitude toward property is communistic--negating property rights...
Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether is be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences...
Results in demogogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy...

REPUBLIC:

Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them...
Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences...
A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass....
Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy...
Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress...
Is the "standard form" of government throughout the world...

The manuals containing these definitions were ordered destroyed without explanation about the same time that President Franklin D Roosevelt made private ownership of our lawful money (US Minted Gold Coins) illegal... Shortly after the people turned in their $20 gold coins, the price was increased from $20 per ounce to $35 per ounce... Almost overnight FDR, the most popular president this century (elected 4 times) looted almost half of this nation's wealth, while convincing the people that it was for their own good... Many of FDR's policies were suggested by his right hand man, Harry Hopkins, who said,

"Tax and Tax, Spend and Spend, Elect and Elect, because the people are too damn dumb to know the difference"...



REPUBLICS VS DEMOCRACIES

http://www.freedomforceinternational.org/pdf/futurecalling1.pdf

2007 September 18

We are dealing here with one of the reasons people make a distinction between republics and democracies... In recent years, we have been taught to believe that a democracy is the ideal form of government... Supposedly, that is what was created by the American Constitution... But, if you read the documents and the speech transcripts of the men who wrote the Constitution, you find that they spoke very poorly of democracy... They said in plain words that a democracy was one of the worst possible forms of government. And so they created what they called a republic... That is why the word democracy doesn’t appear anywhere in the Constitution; and, when Americans pledge allegiance to the flag, it’s to the republic for which it stands, not the democracy... When Colonel Davy Crockett joined the Texas Revolution prior to the famous Battle of the Alamo, he refused to sign the oath of allegiance to the future government of Texas until the wording was changed to the future republican government of Texas...

The reason this is important is that the difference between a democracy and a republic is the difference between collectivism and individualism...

In a pure democracy, the majority rules; end of discussion. You might say, “What’s wrong with that?” Well, there could be plenty wrong with that. What about a lynch mob? There is only one person with a dissenting vote, and he is the guy at the end of the rope... That’s pure democracy in action... “Ah, wait a minute,” you say... “The majority should rule... Yes, but not to the extent of denying the rights of the minority,” and, of course, you would be correct... That is precisely what a republic accomplishes... A republic is a government based on the principle of limited majority rule so that the minority – even a minority of one – will be protected from the whims and passions of the majority... Republics are often characterized by written constitutions that spell out the rules to make that possible... That was the function of the American Bill of Rights, which is nothing more than a list of things the government may not do... It says that Congress, even though it represents the majority, shall pass no law denying the minority their rights to free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, the right to bear arms, and other “unalienable” rights...

G Edward Griffin- On Individualism v Collectivism #3 of 4



Griffin has been a longtime member and officer of the conservative John Birch Society. Some sincere patriotic Americans may be involved with the JBS but they are run and controlled by the jesuits as shown in my research HERE.

Added: | April 17, 2008