I should have posted this yesterday.
The dark side of this day occurred 75 years ago in Germany when the position of the Führer was created by the simple majority of a democratic vote.
At the appointed hour on the August 19, 2009 let us take courage from the deeds of our history and resolve never to allow the dark passions of a desperate world to stain our national soul by believing that any one man or group of men are above the Constitution that empowers them. Let us move forward in our sworn duty, “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,” to guard our Constitution and our Republic from all enemies both foreign and domestic.
That is why the simple majority of a democratic vote can be dangerous.
That is why our Senate gives such power to the minority.
That is why our founders did not create a Democracy, but rather a Republic.
The only part of our government that the founders intended to operate as a Democracy was the House of Representatives.
Neither Senators nor the President were intended to be chosen by a simple majority of “We the People”.
The state legislatures were to pick Senators and decide how to pick electors for President. And in the 1789 election of George Washington as our first President, only 6 of the 10 states casting electoral votes chose electors by any form of popular vote.
Our Constitution did not create a Democracy. It created a Republic. And when we pledge allegiance it is to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands.