Democracy Or Republic

August 18, 2010 · Print This Article

Amid all the political fervor in the last year, I’ve become very interested in the founding of our nation.  I’ve seen HBO’s John Adams at least six times.  To bad I wasn’t this interested in history when I was in school.  My American history teacher would have been please.

[Head of the Statue of Liberty on display in a park in Paris...

None the less… this zeal has put so many things into perspective for me.  I’ve come to more fully appreciate our Constitution and living in the United States Of America.

I have made several trips to China and was so grateful to return to this nation.  When we landed in San Francisco, I had to resist kneeling in the terminal and kissing the ground.

Growing up… I recited the Pledge of Allegiance everyday during my grade school years.  Never quite understanding what a Republic was.  I was always told that we were a Democracy and I meshed the two words together in my mind.

A number of years ago, I came to learn that they are not one in the same.  We are not a Democracy but a Republic and they are very different.

I could explain what a learned… but I ran across a Video that explains the difference better than I ever could.

Take a minute and do yourself a favor and watch this outstanding video to get a better understanding of the types of governments that reside on this planet.  We are so blessed to have a Republic as our forum of government.

Once you’ve watch it…. forward the link to this blog post to a friend.

Til Later,


P.S.  I’ve sent this video to my kids and grands.   We must preserve our Republic as was set up by our founding fathers.  Why? It just plain works!


One Response to “Democracy Or Republic”

  1. Gordon D BracyNo Gravatar on July 3rd, 2011 9:02 pm

    I enjoyed your insight. But deeper most of our founding fathers believed in the judio-christian faith in God and His Holy Word. In fact the Original schools used this as their main text. I ask people daily these questions 1 What is the purpose for life and Does God exist and can you prove your answer. The answer to the first is two fold. To give glory to God in what you do and say and eat and drink. Also to prove which way you are going, Heaven or Hell. The answer to God existence.He does. All creation proves it but the main one I use is God has told us a thousand things that would happen in the future and most have come true and the rest will. One in my life span was the Jews coming out of the North and reclaiming their land which in 1948. The prophecy was 2500 years before in Jeremiah 16:15 and 23:8. Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies.

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