Republicans are more responsible for the terrible situation our country faces today than the Democrats. To understand this assertion, we must first look at what it means to be a Democrat and what it means to be a Republican:
Democrat: As the name implies, Democrats believe in democracy; whereby the majority rules. People who advocate for this form of government believe, by definition, that it is moral and justifiable for the majority to suppress the rights of minorities if they so choose. Hence, simply by virtue of making one's views popular among 51% of the voting public, a person or group can force their will upon all other citizens. This is the Democratic way.
Republican: As the name implies, the foundation of Republican belief is governance by representation. It is inferred that a republican form of government simply means the representation of the majority, which is no different than a democracy. In its proper form though, a republican form of government is the representation of a constitution or set of values. This is different than a pure democracy because the will of the majority is not the basis for decision making; it is the principles of the republic that are the highest value. In only such a form of government the power of the government is designed to protect minorities from the will the majority.
Anyone who has studied American history and has read the Constitution knows that our Foundering Fathers chose a republican form of government for our country. The basis for this decision can be found in James Madison's 51st Federalist Paper. Here, Madison describes majority rule, or pure democracy, as evil because "[i]t is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but to guard one part of the society against the injustice of the other part." In other words, it is the responsibility of government to protect the rights of minorities, even unpopular minorities.
Why then are Republicans more to blame than the Democrats for the state of our society?
Are they not the defenders of a Republican form of government? No, simply by virtue of their support for entitlement programs, their opposition to alternative lifestyles, and their overall desire to impose the will of their constituents upon those for whom they disagree.
To any rational person, it is common knowledge that there will always be those who wish to oppress others by making their views popular, and use that popularity to oppress the rights of those for whom they disagree. It is human nature to do so, and one cannot blame people who are too weak to resist their own nature. Such people in American society are the Democrats.
Yet it is the Republicans that have taken on the more difficult task of going against human nature and fight for the very principles our country was founded. They failed. Republicans surrendered to what is easy and have sacrificed the very nature of their principles for the purpose of gaining power.
Therefore, a true American must reject both parties, because neither fights for American values. We must start anew with a movement based in reason, logic, and objectivity. No longer can we look to the Democrats or the Republicans for this leadership, they have rejected reason and the eternal vigilance necessary to sustain liberty in society, as stated by Thomas Jefferson. This is not just our right but our duty as Americans.
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