Many people think – at least in the US – that “democracy” and “freedom” are synonymous, but it’s not true. Did you know that the our founding fathers actually formed the United States as a “constitutional republic?” Let’s just take the recent US presidential election for an example – where a lot of people were upset that while (at least at the time of this writing) Mrs. Clinton appears to have won the POPULAR vote (which one would think would prevail in a “democracy”), and yet Mr. Trump won the ELECTORAL vote (which is how the constitutional REPUBLIC is formed).
If the US truly WAS a “democracy” in the truest sense of the word, the country would be very, very different from what you and I are used to. I do think that Benjamin Franklin said it best when he said (or at least was quoted to say): “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
So, as we put this new website together, let’s learn together!