It’s the 2016 election. I am a huge political junkie, so I’m taking the day off.
A huge myth about America is that we are a democracy. WE AREN’T.
Most people often mistakenly refer to our nation as the greatest democracy on earth. They are mistaken because we are not an absolute democracy, but a constitutional republic. That is what makes our nation great, for if we were just a democracy, we would be anything but great.
A pure unbridled democracy is a political system in which the majority enjoys absolute power by means of democratic elections. In an unvarnished democracy, unrestrained by a constitution, the majority can vote to impose tyranny on themselves and the minority opposition. They can vote to elect those who will infringe upon our inalienable God-given rights.
Thus, a constitution that limited and divided the power of government was necessary to preclude elected officials from imposing tyranny on the people. This is why they adopted a constitution with limited enumerated power, divided and checked across several branches and levels.
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Regardless of who you support – lets hope there is a speedy end to the election. We don’t need another Bush vs Gore that goes on for weeks and months.