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Scott PugsleyJuly 15, 2020

Napoleon said that it is religion that keeps the poor from murdering the rich. Same idea.

Charles KrautJuly 15, 2020

How dearly I wish that we would eliminate the word democracy from our vocabulary. Democracy is one of the very worst forms of government, for it inevitably leads to tyranny. Under tyranny there is no rule of law; there is only the will of the majority. If the people choose evil . . . All the Founding Fathers abhorred the concept of democracy, and some, like John Adams, were particularly vocal about it. The United States of America has a Constitution. That document initiated a constitutional republic, a government as far removed from a democracy as the Andromeda galaxy. The fact that none of our leaders or judges have ever read their job description does not change the facts. Replace the word "democracy" in Bro. Christensen's excellent remarks with the term "constitutional republic" and you have a good presentation. We have the rule of law. We have separation of powers. We have a balance of power. We have elected officials and judges at every level of government who have taken a solemn oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. In all my political dealings I have seldom met a Congressman or Senator (or a judge) who understands and applies this concept. Those who do not should, of course, be removed from office.



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