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Republic vs. Democracy

What Form of Government Do We Have Anyway?

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. I remember some years ago when a certain group of political activists used to go around promoting the idea that "America is...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 12

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Aristocratical Republics: SWISS CANTON OF FRIBOURG My dear Sir, THE canton of Fribourg is aristocratical, not having more than forty families, who...

James Madison: On a Just Partition of Power

Liberty Letters, James Madison It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 7

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics: GLARIS My dear Sir, THE canton of Glaris is a mountainous country, of eight miles long and four wide, according...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 4

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics: Biscay, The Grisons, The United Provinces of the Low Countries BISCAY Dear Sir, IN a research like this, after those people...

Democracy: A More Pure and Unmixed Tyranny

After the destruction of the King in Great Britain, a more pure and unmixed tyranny sprang up in the parliament than had been exercised by the monarch. J Wilson

Loyalty to Permanence Not Passion — Justice Joseph Story

The people commonly intend the public good. But no one, but a deceiver, will pretend, that they do not often err, as to the best means of promoting it -J. Story

Madison's Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 26

Duration, rotation, and purpose of U.S. Senate considered. Most often noted as to its purpose today: protecting the right to private property from leveling schemes (socialism), and to provide a statesmen-like check on the more turbulent House.

Madison’s Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 26

Duration, rotation, and purpose of U.S. Senate considered. Most often noted as to its purpose today: protecting the right to private property from leveling schemes (socialism), and to provide a statesmen-like check on the more turbulent House.

Using Jefferson As A Cloak for Revolution

The Third Way really has no respect for time-tested values for its dogma demands that each new wave of civilization must crush the the previous civilization.