Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Circus Comes to Town

The circus "Officially" starts today with the "Caucuses" in Iowa. After watching and listening to politicians and pundits and newsreaders from a variety backgrounds and influences, it becomes readily apparent that most Americans have no idea what kind of government we have nor how it was "intelligently designed" to work.

Ask any American what type of government we have and I would guess at least 80% would say "A Democracy". WRONG!!!!!!! Our Founding Fathers specifically avoided the Democratic form of government because of the chaos it tends to create without the ability to resolve the issues that plague it. Now granted, the members of the Democrat Party would like you to think it is. Please note, it is in reality NOT the "Democratic" Party although most of it's members like to think otherwise.

It is interesting to note that the Democrat Party, who constantly waves their banner as standing UP for minorities and the "poor" was founded by Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson, the Architect and Enforcer of the "Trail of Tears" which will be discussed in an upcoming post. Stay tuned.

Our form of government is a Representative Republic. We as citizens do not have the "Right to Vote" for any of the routine matters that transpire day to day. That would be a democracy and now you know why we would be in a constant state of chaos. 100 Senators and 435 Congressmen have a hard time reaching a concensus. What would it be like to get an answer out of the entire population.

In the early days of our Republic, NO "ordinary" citizens voted for the President. Local elected government officials would appoint an elector who would get together with the other electors in a state and "caucus" to determine who would get that states "Electoral Votes" for President. The Electoral College would meet, their votes would be cast and the President would be elected. There was no "popular vote" for President and hence, there was never a "Right to Vote" established in the Constitution for Presidential elections.

The right to vote is established by the individual States as a "States Rights" issue. Yes, there have been several Amendments added to the Constitution restricting the rights of the States to limit the right to vote to various "minority " groups. States may not limit voting rights to women or to anyone based on race, creed, color, religion, etc. States are restricted from levying any type of "Poll Tax" which would restrict the poor from being able to vote. Throughout all of this, the Constitution of the United States does NOT grant the "Right to Vote" to anyone.


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