by Garrett O’Brien, originally published 09-February-2015

Let’s Start Off With Definitions

A Democracy is governed by mob rule — whatever the majority favors, everyone has to settle for, and no one person has a right to challenge it — 50% +1 wins every time…

A Republic is governed by laws that have been sent through a process, and the passage of these laws is determined by whatever has originally been agreed upon as a majority – examples: 50%+1, 51%, 60%, 67% of the vote…

Unlike a Democracy, as well as where the argument the U.S. is a Democracy falls apart, one person can challenge these laws through a legal process in a Republic.

Again — this option is not available in a Democracy, this is available in a republic.

So, how careful were our founding fathers as well as those founding our states in making sure we are not defined as a Democracy?

A search of any of the following documents will NOT find the word Democracy but will find the word Republic…

The Declaration of Independence

The U.S. Constitution

The Pledge of Allegiance

ANY of the State Constitutions

Republic is mentioned in our Constitution in Article 4 Section 4…

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

What the Founding Fathers Said About Democracy

In George Washington‘s own notes, written between the Declaration of Independence and the passage of the U.S. Constitution, he mentions many times the dangers of accepting and forming a Democracy.

This warning was noted by many of the other signers of our Declaration as well…

Thomas Jefferson saw the 49% being unfairly subject to the 51% and questioned the emotional stability of the 51% if the vote were taken during emotional times…

85 papers published together as The Federalist Papers (written anonymously by Jay, Hamilton, ) provide more than ample evidence that the founding fathers were against Democracy and for a Constitutional Republic (content mostly written by Alexander Hamilton and James Madison) – they were widely read and had a circulation that reached 80% of the newly formed United States…

ALL the handwritten notes by the signers of the Declaration of Independence that assisted in constructing our Constitution were adamantly against Democracy and definitely wanted to form a Constitutional Republic.


Being a Republic was first declared publicly quite quickly when a Mrs. Powell, waiting with others for the emergence of anyone from the Assembly Room of the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall), saw Benjamin Franklin emerging and asked,

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”

Franklin’s response is well-known even by those who still think we are a Democracy,

“A Republic, m’am, if you can keep it!”

And those last 4 words carry more weight than most can ever imagine…

And they ring more true today than most even realize.

A Warning from Thomas Jefferson

The one thing the Founding Fathers knew from their experiences not only with England but with the Colonies as well – the majority of the population relies upon the decision-making and directions of a minority group (in size) for leadership, protection, and what to do next.

They had, after all, just won the American Revolution with the commitment and involvement of only 3% of the 13 million people in the Colonies – about 90,000 Patriots.

They had also, 3 days before delivering and reading the Declaration publicly (July 1st), saw a majority of the leadership of the Colonies stand against independence.

It was only after John Adams stood up and delivered a speech that Thomas Jefferson said resounded in every soul present – resulting in a vote in favor of Independence on the morning of July 4th, 1776.

John Adam’s speech must have made many of those present do a lot of soul-searching as there are no notes about what was said but there are plenty of notes of how everyone was stirred.

Thomas Jefferson also, when he penned a letter while in Paris to William Stephens Smith in 1787 gave a warning of what the people must do if tyrants should rise up.

What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure. (source)

NOTE: Smith, at the time, was secretary of the Legation at London in 1784, was with Jefferson in Paris at the time of this letter, and returned to America in 1788 along with his new bride, Abigail (“Nabby”), the daughter of John Adams.

Besides being passionate lovers of God, do know that several of our Founding Fathers studied world history, its governments, and policies, heavily and in detail, and had a better handle on what works and doesn’t than most professors and teachers today.

Jefferson’s Warning Is Very Relevant Today

His warning has not gone forgotten nor ignored save by those who want to destroy Liberty – especially the Liberals of today.

George Soros – who has funded multiple riots and protests, including Antifa and BLM –  has admitted publicly several times he wants to destroy America. What is Congress waiting for, permission from the people to expel him? D.C. isn’t called The Swamp jokingly…

Historical documents prove that the common thread of tyrants – even today – is they consistently and persistently blame patriots for what they themselves have done and are doing…

Those actions are not new shells in the game – watch the shell game, not the shells…

Here’s how you can get involved, without getting bloody – unless a Liberal decides to do something…

How to Make A National Impact At Your Local and State Level

This is what Arkansas is doing, presented by District One – for your area and city, the principles are the same, only the location has changed to yours…

Posts In This Series

What You Probably Did Not Know About the 56 Signers of Our Declaration of Independence

The Founding Fathers Were STRONGLY Against Forming a Democracy

What Our Founding Fathers Understood Is What We Need To Regain

From Whence They Came: Who Encouraged, Educated, Mentored our Founding Fathers?


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About Garrett O’Brien

Garrett is the owner of DecisiveLiberty.News. Formerly a Liberal then a Republican, Garrett has seen political parties by default look out for themselves and not the people. Garrett now focuses specifically on our Constitution as it is written. He uses Decisive Liberty as a platform to provide a voice to those that believe neither political party are protecting our Constitution nor our Rights to their fullest as our Founding Fathers wrote them in the First 10 Amendments. For the moment, Garrett resides in Brazil with his wife.

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BANNED DOCUMENTARY: Conspiracy Of Silence (1993)

Conspiracy Of Silence Is a documentary film detailing an alleged child sex scandal that involved many children from a Nebraska Institution, Boys Town, and Lawrence King - or Lawrence "Larry" King.

The organized child sex parties implicated the Reagan and Bush White House during the 1980s.

King was the ringleader of the sex ring which had links to other fellow political conservatives in Washington D.C., including

  • Republican Lobbyist Craig J. Spence
  • Sen. Elizabeth Dole's Staff, along with
  • members of the financial elite of Nebraska

It features former CIA Director William Colby talking about the high-level child kidnap and sex-slave ring.

The book that was the basis of this movie can be found by clicking here.

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... there is room in America and brotherhood for all who will support our institutions and aid in our development; but those who come to disturb our peace and dethrone our laws are aliens and enemies forever.

You can view the full oration by clicking here.

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