Friday, March 2, 2012

America is a Constitutional Republic . . . NOT a Democracy

Daneen G. Peterson, Ph.D.

How often have you heard people refer to America as a Democracy? When was the last time that you heard America referred to as a Republic, or better yet . . . a Constitutional Republic?

There is a very good reason that our Pledge of Allegiance refers to our country as a Republic, and there is a very good reason that our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution do not even mentioned the word "democracy".

Many people are under the false impression our form of government is a democracy, or representative democracy. This is of course completely untrue. The Founders were extremely knowledgeable about the issue of democracy and feared a democracy as much as a monarchy. They understood that the only entity that can take away the people's freedom is their own government, either by being too weak to protect them from external threats or by becoming too powerful and taking over every aspect of life. Isn't that where we are today?

They knew very well the meaning of the word "democracy", and the history of democracies; and they were deliberately doing everything in their power to prevent having a democracy.

In a Republic, the sovereignty resides with the people themselves. In a Republic, one may act on his own or through his representatives when he chooses to solve a problem. The people have no obligation to the government; instead, the government is a servant of the people, and obliged to its owner -- We the People. Many politicians have lost sight of that fact.

A Constitutional Republic has some similarities to democracy in that it uses democratic processes to elect representatives and pass new laws, etc. The critical difference lies in the fact that a Constitutional Republic has a Constitution that limits the powers of the government. It also spells out how the government is structured, creating checks on its power and balancing power between the different branches.

The goal of a Constitutional Republic was to avoid the dangerous extremes of either tyranny or mobocracy; but what exists in America today is a far cry from the Constitutional Republic our forefathers brought forth.

Today we have a mobocracy occurring in our streets all across America. Sadly, such mobocracy or 'mob rule' was endorsed and encouraged by Sen. John McCain who praised the recent wave of pro-illegal immigration demonstrations by saying, "if the protesters hang tough they will succeed in forcing Congress to liberalize immigration laws. If such demonstrations continue, I think we will have a bill for the President to sign soon . . . The more debate, the more demonstrations, the more likely we will prevail." He was of course referring to the Senate's massive illegal-alien amnesty bill S. 2611 which did in fact, pass. Was S. 2611 passed to appease the mob? If so, it is a perfect example of rule by mobocracy, which is a fundamental flaw of a democracy.

Article IV Section 4 of the Constitution states: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion . . . .

Not only is our Constitution being ignored, the exact opposite is being encouraged by John McCain and seconded by all those who voted for S. 2611 in the Senate. If you want to preserve the Constitutional Republic you should vote out of office every single senator that voted for S. 2611.

Politicians, like all public servants, take an oath to serve, defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States.  They don't pledge allegiance to a political party, and ideology or and a specific group or individual.

However, rule by mobocracy is only a tiny part of what is happening here in America. The larger problem we are facing is related to those who would support and approve of mob rule. It is called tyranny. What is tyranny? Simply put, we are being governed by tyrants who have usurped the will of the people. Our government has become a raging bull elephant, no pun intended, and is totally out of control. We are well on the road to fascism, which was defined by Mussolini as the combining of capitalism and Communism.

There is underway . . . a betrayal of the American people by a government cabal who are bent on destroying our sovereignty in order to create a North American Union. The miscreants include many who function at the highest levels in our government. Many hold membership in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Trilateral Commission and pursue a subversive agenda. The cabal is deliberately circumventing the U.S. Congress and 'We the People' in blatant violation of our Constitution. Collectively they are committing treason. If you continue to believe that the illegal alien invasion is the biggest threat to America, you will never understand that there is something far more dangerous to our country called the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America" (SPP).

I urge you to educate yourself. If you have access to a computer you need to read what your own government has posted on their official websites such as the,, and You will be aghast at the nearly complete destruction of our sovereignty, Bill of Rights, Constitution, laws, Republic, and freedoms they have already achieved. This heinous ongoing treason has been engineered by an entrenched cabal of legislators, courts, military brass, and government employees in this and prior administrations. The tyranny is being facilitated by hundreds of people embedded at all levels of the executive branch and Congress constituting a so called 'Shadow Government' who are working in concert to dismantle this country in plain sight. Their agenda was engineered by the Council on Foreign Relations(CFR) and kept secret by a deliberately silent media who work in collaboration by treating the America people like mushrooms. We are kept in the dark and fed you know what . . . mislead by their propaganda.

If you don't have a computer, get one. It is the last bastion of freedom to information and knowledge left to 'We the People'. Be advised that the Congress is working hard to eliminate, curtail and control your access to the Internet as we speak.

Why is it Most Americans are Unaware of the CFR Organization?

David Rockefeller, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) for 15 years (1970-1985), also founded and is the honorary chairman of the Trilateral Commission. His father John D. and brother Nelson purchased and then donated the land beneath the UN for $8.5 million dollars, then claimed it as a charitable deduction.

As for how the machinations of the CFR have remained unnoticed . . . in 1991 in Baden-Baden, Germany, David Rockefeller gloatingly said: "We're grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.." . . . Are you?

CFR member Richard N. Gardner, who in a 1974 article titled: "The Hard Road to World Order" wrote: In short, the "house of world order" will have to be built from the bottom up rather than the top down [and require] . . . an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece.

And what does David Rockefeller say about his work?
For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interest of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists ' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.
What colossal arrogance! Like other globalists, he loses sight of man's humanity and the very fundamental nature of what it is to be human. Mankind will always resist subjugation and will always struggle to have and maintain their freedoms; after all, for us Americans, it is the very essence of what it is to be an American.

The Council on Foreign Relations has placed its membership in policy-making positions with the State Department and other federal agencies. Every Secretary of State since 1944, with the exception of James F. Byrnes, has been a member of the [CFR] council. The trend continued as both Condalezza Rice and Colin Powell are members of the CFR.

Some others who have spoken out about the 'Shadow Government':

Rear Admiral Chester Ward, USN (Retd.), who was a member of the CFR for sixteen years. He wrote, "The most powerful clique in these elitist groups have one objective in common--They want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the United States."

Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the Supreme Court (1939-1962) said: "The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes."

In a speech given on February 23, 1954, Senator William Jenner warned America: "Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded."

In fact, the Constitution is far more than 'outmoded,' according to President Bush who rebuffed GOP leader's request to soft pedal some parts of the 'Patriot Act' by saying: "I don't give a goddamn . . . I'm the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way." Then, responding to an aid who stated: "There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution." Bush screamed back: "Stop throwing the Constitution in my face . . . It's just a goddamned piece of paper!"

As for the 'bureaucratic elite' of wealthy globalists who function as the 'Shadow Government' . . . their ultimate goal is a so called New World Order, which of course is not new but is, in reality, a One World Order. To that end, Franklin Delano Roosevelt managed to condemn their monopolist lust from the grave in a message found enshrined on his memorial in Washington, DC:


If you think about it, by sending our manufacturing base to Mexico or other foreign countries, the globalists have forced America to become global when in the past we were self-sufficient and produced all we needed for ourselves and exported our excess around the world. Now we are dependent on countries like Communist China, etc., to supply stores like Wal-Mart with nearly all of its merchandise.

The Shadow Government has begun their 'race to the finish' and has become ever more arrogant and bold. They have concluded that they are so close to complete conquest that they are ever more blatantly flouting our Constitution and laws than you can ever imagine in your wildest of dreams of hell on earth.

Daneen G. Peterson, Ph.D. is a Researcher, Author and Founder of


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Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Such trite and utter horsh** is a disgace to Activist Post. Iraq is a constitutional republic, as well as Congo and every other third world BANANA REPUBLIC. Bring me your PhD that you got from that cereal box so I can take a sh** on it an set it on fire... moron.

Anonymous said...

If you had a Republic , then why do you need a government in the first place ?

Anonymous said...

Government is a necessary evil

Richard said...

Government is needed to make sure that our freedoms and liberties are kept in place and to keep the general order. When government gets to big it is a threat to liberty.

Nunya Goddam-Bizness said...

CORRECTION Anonymous. "Government" is an UN-NECESSARY evil. Wake up!

Anonymous said...

So what system of govt. do you think we have, since you are such an expert?

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised most of the comments here show how little the general public knows about our Republic. This article is SPOT ON. Thank You Dr.Peterson for reminding the U.S. of the peril we are in. RON PAUL2012 or fall from grace!

Anonymous said...

We have a Government ran by the money exchangers, and the Israeli firsters.

Anonymous said...

The "globalists" didn't force America to do anything. Other countries have lax labor laws, and Americans will ignore any amount of human suffering as long as they get cheap stuff. Globalization isn't some clandestine master plan - it's the inevitable result of capitalism. Our republic is ostensibly subject to the will of the people, but it is one nation. As such it can't pretend to work on the same scale as trans-national corporations, which are subject only to profits.

Rockefeller says he is guilty only of the last charge: "conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure." Pull your head out of your ass and recognize that we function within a global economy already; and, as per usual, the market is ten steps ahead of the regulatory bodies because we live in a republic. A republic, in which progress is hampered as much by those falling prey to paranoid conspiracy theories as by the influence of moneyed corporate interests. Government is necessary, but it doesn't have to be evil.

Anonymous said...

Wow. The brainwashing runs deep with a few of you. This article is right on target. The only way out of this mess is to take our children out of the public school system that is only teaching them how to perpetuate this madness and teach them how to think for themselves using logic, rhetoric and grammer. The parents would probably benifit from a re-education also. Everyone should look up the Trivium and the renaissance started.

Anonymous said...

Correction: Get the renaissance started.

Anonymous said...


Pitchman said...

The Democratic MEME is a construct of the power elite to promote the idea of free choice when there is none.

See: Democracy: The Myth As A MEME


For a Republic is established on a Rule Of Law and it's Protection of Personal Liberty.

The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government.

See: Merry Christmas! "A Republic: If You Can Keep It" - Ben Franklin


"A government that honors and teaches the true nature of Our Republic reflects the dignity of the people. One that dishonors it our teaches otherwise invokes our duty to amend, dismember or overthrow it." - Inflection Point

See: Lawrence Lessig: Republic, Lost - Americans: It Is Our To Take Back


Also see:

JESUS FLIPS (many coins): The Monetary System Is The Most Important Issue Of Our Time


The Silent Coup, Para Militarization And The New Reich


R.J. said...

And since the Federal Government shall guarantee a republican form of government to the states. That means the U.S. Government must consist of three separated powers(branches) accountable to one another. Thus guaranteeing equal representation of the states and most importantly THE PEOPLE.

Anonymous said...

There is no legislative or executive branch of government under the authority of the written CONstitution of September 17, 1787. That CONstitution is NOT the Constitution of the United States, for the simple FACT that NO ON has ever taken the Article VI oath and subscription making themselves "bound to support" "this Constitution."

As a result, you DO NOT have anything close to a Constitutional Republlic.

The United States of America is the Confederacy [Article I, Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, November 15, 1777], The United States consists of the territory owned by and ceded to the United States of America.
The government of the United States is just that--outside of that government territory is a FREE COUNTRY IF ANYONE would just figure it out!

And for those of you who would tell me that the Articles of Confederation were replaced or superceded by the Constitution, show me the proof. It simply doesn't exist.

Most of you have been deceived into becoming U.S.citizens rather than Article IV "FREE INHABITANTS entitled to all the privileges and immunities..."
The Constitutional Convention only amended the Articles of Confederation in Article IX by creating a President of the United States of America and a Senate in place of a committee of States.
If you doubt what I proclaim, look up Organic Law and see for yourself that there are four (4)--not one. They are the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, The Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777, the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787, and the Constitution of September 17, 1787.


Anonymous said...

How strange.
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Holland, the UK, Ireland, Germany, etc. are all democracies, but the US is not?

I am confused. I thought the US was a constitutional republic and a representative democracy, just as Australia is a constitutional commonwealth and a representative democracy, and Holland is a constitutional monarchy and a representative democracy.

Anonymous said...

When America removed our God from our decisions in favor of man's choices we destroyed ourselves!Ephesians 6:12, for we wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places? Returning to the heavenly Father is our only Hope and Salvation?

Anonymous said...

Any label of government not conceived of Christ is therefore an abomination, destined to fall?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for pulling together a lot of facts I couldn't have tied together for myself. AMERICA has as many problems as any other nation but we still have HOPE which a lot of other countries don't. Anyone who thinks government of some form isn't needed is an unthinking idiot!

I foresee a civil war in the US's near future, but by then the people will have paid the current government to out-equip the citizens no matter how well armed they try to be! The US government will own everything that is mortgaged!

The ObamaCare Bill ushered in human tracking devices, automated government deductions from everyone's bank accounts for any reason, and almost ushered in a separate militia that would have answered only to the President, not the Congress!


Psa 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Psa_54:5 He [Jehovah] shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

Psa_54:7 For he [Jehovah] hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

Psa_59:10 God [Jehovah] shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Psa_68:1 Let [Jehovah] God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

Psa_92:11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

Psa 112:8 His [the righteous before Jehovah] heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

Isa_1:24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts [Jehovah], the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

Psa 149:7-9 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.


Anonymous said...

To answer the question of constitutions and republics, here is a list of Constitutional Republics: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (first constitution written by Ho Chi Minh in 1946,still mirrors much of our own Constitution), Ghana, Honduras, India, Mexico, Paraguay, Philipines, Ireland, Sierra Leone, Yemen, and yes here's one you boobtards that is also a Constitutional Republic, whose government has completely ceased to function yet exists...Somalialand! All of these "Constitutional Republics" are third world nations...The US has never been a 'pure' anything, we are A Constitutional Democratic Republic, with shadings of the economic systems; Communism, Socialism and Capitalism, in a precarious balance that too many have been trying to shove out of whack with their stupidity of :pure this or pure that! What has made this the greatest Nation on Earth is simply our ability to: adapt, change and overcome any obstacle when we pull together. Too bad most of those who believe all this 'End of US Rights and Freedoms' doomsday BS, never pulls in any direction but their very own. The greed and avarice of the whole of US citizens is what will destroy us, not Obamacare, or immigrants (Legal or illegal. They have always made us stronger, not weaker!), Conglomerates, or Gays!

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