The Founding Fathers Rejected Democracy

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burning-freedomThe Founding Fathers universally rejected democracy and hoped that posterity would never turn the United States into one.  The word they used was “Republic,” which is not synonymous with “Democracy.”  The word “Democracy” is not in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights.  Even the Pledge of Allegiance is “to the Republic for which it stands.”

Benjamin Franklin defined democracy as “two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

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