Tag Archives: Republic

Democracy – this is what we get…

Most readers know the parable of the wolves and the sheep. Democracy is a vote with two wolves and a sheep on what to have for supper. A republic is when the sheep is armed and ready to defend herself.

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Implications of defining “democracy” for 2019 and beyond

By Nathan Barton In my last commentary on this subject, I did a brief analysis of ways in which the US Constitution is NOT democratic. And why the Democratic wing of the Regressives in the US Congress believe that to … Continue reading

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Defining “Democracy” and why the FedGov isn’t

By Nathan Barton Most libertarians and conservatives are aware that the Federal Government – the union of States – was established as a republic and not a democracy.  And of the distain (if that is a strong enough word) of … Continue reading

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China, democracy and liberty

By Nathan Barton What do Chinese Communists fear? The Hill some weeks ago published an opinion piece about how Red China fears democracy. Since this, of course, China and its economy, the US trade war, and the situation in Hong … Continue reading

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Democracy = Liberty’s end

By Nathan Barton I never grow accepting of people who refer to “our democracy” when talking about one of the Fifty States, let along the FedGov (the federal government of these formerly United States). It constantly grates on my ears … Continue reading

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Republic or Empire – What is the American military?

By Nathan Barton The entire issue of “transgender” military personnel is again in the news, with the new “ban” announced to take effect in April, as reported by Jewish World Review. It brings to mind some basic questions. Whether the … Continue reading

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One more nail in the coffin

By Nathan Barton Democrats in Congress have introduced a constitutional amendment that would abolish the Electoral College and elect the President by a direct popular vote. There is strong evidence that the original American federal republic died a long time … Continue reading

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A parting of the ways?

By Nathan Barton Ari Armstrong, of Colorado Freedom Report, offers up a thought-provoking column concerning “Add More States…” this week.

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In defense of the Electoral College

By Nathan Barton The Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, for all of its phony baloney, deception, and raw political maneuvering, got a lot of things worked out pretty well, to try to cement together thirteen independent nations into a single Union. One … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 31 DEC 2015, #15-52C: End of the Year

By Nathan Barton It has been a bad year in many respects, both worldwide and in the Fifty States and in Colorado and South Dakota and for business and family, but we should not let events keep us from appreciating … Continue reading

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