Repeal Democracy by Douglas V. Gibbs (Available Now)
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government." — U.S. Constitution, Article IV., Section 4
"A Republic, Ma'am, if you can keep it." — Benjamin Franklin
We must save our democracy, we are told ad nauseum. It is no surprise that most people in today's society don't even know the difference between a democracy and a republic. In fact, most don't even realize there is a difference between the two, at all.
James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, sternly warned in Federalist No. 10, “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.”
And in 1814, John Adams wrote, “Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
Our Founding Fathers rightly saw democracy as little more than mob rule.
During one of the riots we saw over the last few years a young man ran up to the camera and screamed, "This is what democracy looks like!"
So, what do we do to fix it? What are the mechanisms we need to put back into place in order to restore the republic? Are there tools that we can wield to get the job done?
Mr. Constitution, Douglas V. Gibbs, masterfully answers all of those questions, and more in his new book, Repeal Democracy. Democracy is our problem. Restoring the Republic is the answer. Repeal Democracy explains the difference between democracy and republicanism, and what we can do to restore our republic.