Democracy

Republic

The better the Democracy the better is the freedom of equality and liberty of equity of that Republic... Self-rule is the best way of a Democratic Republic; where the republic represents the group of people being represented in accordance with there will; not the will of special interest... This is why the individual vote of the people is essential for a democracy of self-rule...

See these pages for the problems encountered by not adhering to the natural law of the original constitution...

  • Republic, a type of organization of a state where representation of the peoples will is provided by a non biased steward of the vote on the consensus of the people's opinion ; not special interest...
  • Federal republic, a federation of states with a republican form of government
  • Constitutional republic, a form a government that is limited by a constitution
  • Concepts of democracy in a republic - Explains democracy in a republic

Defining Sovereignty


Bill of Rights


Make a Big Difference

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http://mediamatters.org/columns/ media matters

and; http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/content/cutting-through-noise coffee party

and tell them this ~


Why are the parties not made responsible for clarifying the noise their party create?

The format of disclosure should be consistent so it can be put in a data base and searched for its consistency and reliability of facts and evidence supporting their claims... The rhetoric is without dialectic distinction, so it is therefore objectively false by default from some perspective of perception...

Political Correspondence Needs To Be In The Following Format

To State Issue ~ It must have ~ Solution, problem and answer ~

Statement of elements describing debate issue:

1) premise, proposition and argument

2) purpose, motive and intent

3) impact, cause and effect


In this format it can be tracked in a database so people can see the deviations and or consistencies in the rhetoric and dialectic presented...

The Way To A Better Democratic-Republic


Monarchies are a form of government with a monarch at the head. A state that has a monarch, the monarch and royal family of a country are the ruling entity; where as a Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives, a state governed in such a way, a multiparty democracy.



Democracy might be control by organizations or groups composing majority membership: the intended extension of industrial democracy. It might be the practice or principles of social equality and demand for greater democracy. As you can see its what you make it to be...



The Constitution of the United States implied it was to be a rule by the people.

Here is another perspective ~ Democracy is Not People's Rule, It is People's Judgment Jan 19, 2004 ...

Democracy is not about who rules but it is about how people are ruled. Democracy can denote either the power or complete rule by the people. Go to www.ghandchi.com/313-JudgmentEng.htm

Understanding Democratic Notion: see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy

There are several varieties of democracy, some of which provide better representation and more freedoms for their citizens than others. However, if any democracy is not carefully legislated to avoid an uneven distribution of political power with balances, such as the separation of powers, then a branch of the system of rule could accumulate power and become harmful to the democracy itself.



The "majority rule" is often described as a characteristic feature of democracy, but without responsible government or constitutional protections of individual liberties from democratic power it is possible for dissenting individuals to be oppressed by the "tyranny of the majority.”

An essential process in representative democracies is competitive elections, which are fair both substantively and procedurally.

Furthermore, freedom of political expression, freedom of speech and freedom of the press are essential so that citizens are informed and able to vote in their personal interests.

Art and Science for Improving the Practice of the Constitution-
VISION OF A PERFECT GOVERNANCE SYSTEM: 
HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY-
The constitution of the United States is based on the Greek / Roman concept of democracy. The notion of democracy envisions the inclusive, selfless, civility in its practice as a governance system. 



The man who wrote the Constitution, Gouverneur Morris, 25 years after he wrote it he wanted the country broken up. You know, he said in order to form a more perfect union, then he decided the union wasn't so perfect, so his attitude was, the hell with it, let's split the whole thing up and start all over, which is a pretty radical position. 



The framers approved the text of the Constitution on September 15, and on September 17 all but three of the remaining delegates signed, attesting to “the unanimous consent of the States present.” This was no longer merely a compact between states, but a constitution for a new nation, recognized in the last two days when the framers adopted a preamble that began, “We, the People of the United States.”



The ideas behind the Constitution came from many of the framers, especially Madison, studied history and political philosophy. Two political theorists had great influence on the creation of the Constitution. John Locke, an important British political philosopher, had a large impact through his Second Treatise of Government (1690).

Locke argued that sovereignty resides in individuals, not rulers. A political state, he theorized, emerged from a social contract among the people, who consent to government in order to preserve their lives, liberties, and property. In the words of the Declaration of Independence, which also drew heavily on Locke, governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.”Locke also pioneered the idea of the separation of powers. The French writer Baron de Montesquieu, who was the second major intellectual influence on the Constitution, further developed the concept of a separation of powers in his treatise The Spirit of the Laws (1748). 

Colonial charters such as the Mayflower Compact of 1620 provided another inspiration for the Constitution. These charters seemed to give authority to the people to govern the territories to which they had migrated.

Throughout the 18th century a vigorous debate raged over whether these charters permitted self-rule or subjected the colonists to the whims of royal governors. At their most radical, the colonial charters created autonomous legislatures with broad powers.



The framers of the U.S. Constitution sought a fundamental change from these earlier notions in two important ways. First, they put the Constitution above legislative power—indeed, above all governmental powers.

The Constitution, particularly the Supremacy Clause of Article VI, establishes the “rule of law,” the idea that the government itself, including the president and Congress, must abide by the law.

The framers also rejected a basic assumption held by many democratic theorists, including Montesquieu, that true democracy was possible only in tiny territories with small, homogeneous populations. In famous passages in The Federalist Papers, Madison brilliantly argued that the old philosophers were wrong.

Democracy could flourish, he reasoned, only in large territories with sizable populations and a diversity of interests that would block the ambitions of citizens to control the government. Individual interests and liberties could be most effectively protected in a system of representative government that was open to the voices of all. The people who agreed with this view of government and supported ratification became known as Federalists.



The fathers of the constitution, fabricated the vision of the United States constitutional document from the idealistic notion of inclusive, selfless, civil perspective as all good works are based; like the bibles of all faiths, albeit they are parochial in there opinion because of the human factors that made them ignorant of the information I present here as . We still have not got it right but we have the ways and means to implement a better version of the idealistic plan our fore fathers drafted.




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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Dolores Monet, Thanks for stopping in...

I believe you have a point...

It would be nice if the people had a hand in the investment and return of industry so the wealth was so dispersed that the balance cold not be upset by greed...


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

loua - thanks for the perspectives on democracy. One of the reasons our democracy is in trouble (I think) is that the federal government is in the hands of so many outsourced companies. 70% of the CIA's foreign intelligence gathering is performed by outsourced for-profit companies. And what with the influence of corporate lobbyists - it seems like our 'democracy' is being run by corporate entities.


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loua 6 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

suziecat7, Thanks for visiting and your astute comment... You hit the nail on the head ~ humanity lacks the will to evolve as a unity of earth people in harmony to search for their purpose motive and intent as beings of this universe...

Again thanks, and don't hesitate to come back and read some more... See you on your pages...


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

So true. We have lost our way and have become sheepish. It is the easy way out letting the few decide for the multitude. I think the problem is laziness and the avoidance of discomfort.


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loua 7 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet Author

Peggy, Thanks for your comments; and you're correct in saying that lack of governance by the people is the soul matter of what is incorrect in government...The intent of the Constitution was abandoned when our representation started steeling the peoples voting power.

The root cause of the problem is the management of government it is biased in exclusive partisan which makes for a corrupt forum of management.

What has happened is the people have invested their will in the reasoning of a corruptible few who lack the ability to undo 200 years of exclusive evil selfish behavior that constructed this country...

Prior to the formation of the The Constitution people wanted representation, that's what they fought for; but once the elite worms got their footing back after the dust of war settled they where back in business inventing more of the same greed machine as usual so now we still have what our forefathers fought against ~ no representation ...Go figure...

What you see is more of the behavioral response of partisan politics ~ a few at a time get to steel from the piggy bank while the other one pouts...


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Democracy is a goal worth attaining and defending. Outward pressures can quickly erode the principles if not guarded against and defended. An informed and literate populace who actively participates in government is necessary lest a few grab and wield powers that substantially change the formula for everyone.

I am fearful that some of that has been happening right under our noses of late. The government having the say in car dealerships? Paying cash for clunkers? Is this representing everyone's idea of democracy???

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