December 13, 2006
Set ‘em Straight
How many times have you heard people refer to America as a
We hear it
all the time from relatives, friends, news reporters, local
businessmen and from media “talking heads.” We read it
regularly on Internet websites, newspaper articles
(including editorials), magazines, and even our children’s
textbooks. We even hear it from the President, members of
Congress, state and local elected officials, and educators
-- even those who possess a license to practice Law.
times, in response, have you quietly mumbled under your
breath or shouted at the television, “It’s not a Democracy,
it’s a Republic !!, (insert your choice of belittling
descriptor such as dimwit, meathead, dolt, nitwit,
Those of us
who know the truth of the matter could simply ignore the
ignorant and go about our lives, but cannot for a very
compelling reason: We are a nation of Law.
The Law, as the nexus and written reference that comprises
the rules that are the essence of civilized society is
premised upon a presumption that words have precise,
definite meanings that transcend time and generations. And
the Law must be so -- for without meanings that
remain fixed in definition, understanding and historical
context, the Law becomes nothing more than a tool of tyranny
and power for those that jockey into position to control the
lexicon of the language.
Although not generally recognized as such, it is likely the
imprecise use of language and general ignorance of the
etymology of our legal and political vocabulary has
contributed significantly to the societal decay our nation
now suffers. The institutionalized abuses of language in
our written laws, our children’s textbooks, and the endless
verbiage of the media is hastening our inability to educate
our children about their civic responsibilities in
sustaining Liberty, is undermining the foundation of our
system of Justice, and is decimating the grand design of
Natural Law that is the foundation of our form of
Indeed, language is the means by which we communicate our
most complex thoughts, beliefs and dreams -- even the
grandest dreams bestowed upon us as the Founding Principles
for our nation. Indeed, within a single “word” lies the
power to either manifest our highest ideas into reality, or
to destroy them by allowing a word’s meaning or use to be
sabotaged in an attempt to forever remove those ideas from
the mass consciousness of the People.
It is no mere mistake that over many decades our People now
fail to discern any real difference between the words
“Democracy” and “Republic”, for within them we find the
distinction between Liberty and slavery. Although this is
but a single example of what we face in our quest to restore
Constitutional Order, it’s time to fight back against the
institutionalized abuse of our language -- and our Law.
It’s time to “Set ‘em Straight” about the constitutional
republic that is the United States of America.
it was not so easy. After all, few of us are capable of
being accomplished writers, speakers or linguists -- and
fewer still will acquire those critical skills in our
government-controlled learning environments.
What has been needed is a factual, well-written,
pocket-sized pamphlet that could be simply handed or mailed
to those who have made the mistake of calling our country a
“Democracy.” If people had a small supply of these in their
homes or offices and kept a couple of pamphlets on their
person or in their car when away from home, they would be
well positioned to “Set ‘em Straight.”
Ben LaRosa of
such a pamphlet is now available.
As part of our year-end fund raising effort, we have teamed
up with Ben to make a limited number of his pamphlets, “Democracy
or Republic, Which is it?” available to Foundation
supporters. The pamphlets detail the historical meaning of
the words “democracy” and “Republic” and are an excellent
way to educate your children, friends or otherwise ignorant
American brethren about the true nature of our form of
governance. Pamphlets are available for immediate shipment.
For helping the Foundation with your (tax-deductible)
year-end donation of $40, we will send you five (5)
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