Do you cringe when you hear someone refer to the United States as a "Democracy"?
We are NOT a democracy.
We ARE a Representative Republic.
We elect "Representatives" to vote the wishes of the people they represent. At least that's the way it's supposed to work.
It's not a perfect form of governance, but to paraphrase Winston Churchill, all the others are less perfect.
But look what has happened:
Not only are our elected representatives apparently ignoring the wishes of the majority of their constituents, they are now trying to find a way to fraudulently pass a bill into law WITHOUT EVEN VOTING ON IT.
Not anymore. What the hell is this? I can no longer recognize my governing body, 'cause it sure as hell ain't a "Representative Republic"!
Everyone I know is angry.
Do our "Representatives" have any idea just how angry we are?
WHO IN THIS GOVERNMENT IS "REPRESENTING" ME?!!
I am fearful of the things I am seeing and hearing, but I want someone... anyone to hear this:
If you attempt to pass this bill with a sleight-of-hand move like the "Slaughter Solution" or some other underhanded method, I'm truly afraid of what will happen to you. (And me.)
And to those of you so afraid of your constituents that you won't even attend Town Hall meetings...
The reason you're afraid is because you know you are no longer "representing" the majority.
Benjamin Franklin answered the question, "A Republic Madam, if you can keep it."
We've lost it.
Now the question is, can we get it back?