No, we are not quite a monarchy, because the king is changed by the will of the people. But, we are much closer to a democracy, where whatever the government can persuade the people to support, through bribery, coercion or charisma, becomes law.
A republic is a government set up by law, where the law is greater than anyone who might violate it. There can be no one who violates the law and chooses to change the law rather than to suffer its consequences. There are means of dealing with such people, it is written int the Constitution and prescribes even how a president might be removed.
Our lost republic had recognized certain rights as being endowed by the creator, inviolable, irrevocable. Of these certain, inalienable rights is the right to religion, but that right is often misread and almost always misinterpreted. It states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The second clause is the important one: Or prohibiting the free exercise there of. The congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Does that sound even remotely accurate to what we enjoy?
There is a deep necessity of those on the left to abolish Christianity. Now, I would say religion, but that is not true. They are accommodating of almost any religion, even phony religions, but not Christianity. To them, Christianity must be banished from the public eye. All references to Christianity must be striken from the record, banned from the schools, ripped from the monuments.
Why? (I ask this as a rhetorical device, please don’t send an e-mail explaining it to me)
Is it that they (Marxists in general and their stooges) intend to obliterate, defame and denigrate our founders to make change that much easier? They have already done what they can to link them with slavery, with racism, with every evil under the sun. They speak of them as if they were doddering old, racist fools who clung to religion and guns just like our friends in Pennsylvania. “Old White Men”. Why do they need to pretend that Lincoln, their hero, was not a Christian? He was not of a particular religion, but he was extraordinarily well versed with the Bible and could quote from it verbatum.
The whole reasoning behind the Revolution is undermined if God is taken out of government, because it is religion that founded this nation, gave it spirit, emboldened its revolutionaries and sustained them in the darkest days. Think of George Washington dropping to his knees and praying for his troops, for the survival of the new republic.
Any fight for liberty includes the right to practice religion, of any kind, freely, openly, without fear of reprisal by the government. In today’s society George Washington would have been reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and replaced by a more sensitive, diverse general, who would have promptly lost the war and everything could return to normal with the king.
It is that mentality that runs our government. It is that mentality that rules the GOP. They want things to go back to normal: when they didn’t get phone calls all the time by the Tea Party or the 2A supporters. When they could just do some dinners, raise some money and play chess with their liberal buddies on the other side of the aisle.
Piece by piece they have come after every right that protects the people from government and have honored every law that protects government from the people. The laws against privacy and guns are passed by legislators. The laws against religion are passed by judges. Maybe it’s time some phones at the Supreme Court began to ring.