Has Tucker Carlson ever read our Constitution? Maybe not!


#1

Tucker Carlson continually refers to our system of government as a “democracy”. This evening, he even went as far as proclaiming we have a “constitutional democracy”. But our Constitution, in Article 4, Section 4, in crystal clear language declares:

”The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…”

And just what did our Founding Fathers think of “democracy”? Madison, in Federalist No. 10 says in reference to “democracy” they

“…have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.”

And during the Convention which framed our federal Constitution, Elbridge Gerry and Roger Sherman, delegates from Massachusetts and Connecticut, urged the Convention to create a system which would eliminate "the evils we experience," saying that those "evils . . .flow from the excess of democracy…"

And, then there was John Adams, a principle force in the American Revolutionary period who also pointed out "democracy will envy all, contend with all, endeavor to pull down all; and when by chance it happens to get the upper hand for a short time, it will be revengeful, bloody, and cruel…"

And Samuel Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and favoring the new Constitution as opposed to democracy declared: "Democracy never lasts long” . . . "It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.". . . "There was never a democracy that ‘did not commit suicide.’"

And let us not forget during the Constitutional Convention, Hamilton stated: "We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy."

And at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a Mrs. Powel anxiously awaiting the results when Benjamin Franklin emerged asked him directly, ‘Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?’ `A republic, if you can keep it,’ responded Franklin.

Democracy, or majority rule vote, as the Founding Fathers well knew, whether that majority rule is practiced by the people or by elected representatives, if not restrained by specific limitations and particular guarantees in which the unalienable rights of mankind are put beyond the reach of political majorities, have proven throughout history to eventually result in nothing less than an unbridled mob rule system susceptible to the wants and passions of a political majority imposing its will upon those who may be outvoted, and would result in the subjugation of unalienable rights, and especially rights associated with property ownership. And so, our Founding Fathers gave us a constitutionally limited Republican Form of Government, guaranteed by Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States.

So, why is Tucker Carlson so bent on continually referring to our system of government as a “democracy”? Could it be that he has never taken the time to read our nation’s founding documents, nor our Constitution which specifically guarantees a “Republican Form of Government”?

JWK


The unavoidable truth is, the Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ and Andrew Gillum’s socialist plan for “free” college tuition will be paid for by taxing millions of college graduates who worked for and paid their own way through college and are now trying to finance their own economic needs.


#2

Probably because a schooner is a sailboat.


#3

Did you just quote Hamilton?


#4

You seem to bring this up time and time again and each time the same answer is given. The United States is most definitely a representative democracy.

The word democracy has been used in conjunction with the United States since the founding of the United States.

Even official US government documents refer to the US as a representative democracy.


#5

If they don’t call it a democracy in the first 15 clauses then we’re legally allowed to secede.


#6

No it is not. And it was less of a fake democracy then.

It is supposed to be a republic. Of course we’re just about done tearing that up.


#7

Webster’s Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition explains the differences between a “Republic” and a “Democracy” as follows:

DEMOCRACY, noun [Gr. People, and to possess, to govern.] ”Government by the people; a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation. Such was the government of Athens.”

REPUB’LIC, noun [Latin respublica; res and publica; public affairs.]
”A commonwealth; a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people. In modern usage, it differs from a democracy or democratic state, in which the people exercise the powers of sovereignty in person. Yet the democracies of Greece are often called republics.”

Our Fifth Column democrat socialist leaders have done a great job during the past 60 -70 years in convincing the people that we are a “democracy”, which is then easily associated with the democrat party leadership. Tucker Carlson should know better and that “words matter” as we were told by Obama.

I wonder if Tucker Carlson, when reciting our pledge of allegiance, pledges to a “democracy” and not to the “Republic” for which our flag stands.

The irrefutable fact is, we are a constitutionally limited “Republican Form of Government”.

JWK

The liberty to succeed or fail at one’s own hand is a socialist’s nightmare and not the American Dream


#8

We are a representative democracy and a republic.


#9

Tucker Carlson’s unquestioning support of Trump should tell you all you need to know about him.


#10

Are we allowed to say anything bad about Tucker Carslon? Is he a friend of our esteemed host too?

please advise before I answer the OP’s question.

:zipper_mouth_face:


#11

Tucker = deep state


#12

A democracy is neither a schooner nor a sailboat, and a “Republican Form of Government” is not a “democracy”.

JWK

”The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…”___ Article 4, Section 4, United States Constitution


#13

Huh? Was that meant for me?

JWK

The unavoidable truth is, the Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’, Andrew Gillum’s and Ayanna Pressley’s socialist plan for “free” college tuition will be paid for by taxing millions of college graduates who worked for and paid their own way through college and are now trying to finance their own economic needs.


#14

We are Constitutional Republic lib.


#15

Which doesn’t preclude it from being a representative democracy.


#16

Our constitutional republic falls under the umbrella of a representative democracy.


#17

Did you miss what our Constitution guarantees under Article 4, Section 4? Do you know the difference between a Republican Form of Government and a “democracy”?

I can understand why democrat pollical leaders have a problem with referring to our system as a “Republican Form of Government”. But the fact remains, that is what our Constitution guarantees.

JWK

"Shovel-ready was not as … uh … shovel-ready as we expected."___ Obama, June, 2011


#18

Yes. It was.


#19

You are conflating two different things. It isn’t about how we choose leaders.

In a republic, the individual matters. In a democracy, the individual does not.


#20

Form of government. Form of government.