I wonder why some in the thread have such a problem with answering the following question:
What form of government does our Constitution guarantee?
I also wonder why Tucker Carlson and some other Fox News Channel personalities continue to say “our democracy” when identifying our form of government. Do they even understand the important distinction between our constitutionally limited “Republican Form of Government” and a “democracy” which is mob rule government?
A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
• From bondage to spiritual faith;
• From spiritual faith to great courage;
• From courage to liberty;
• From liberty to abundance;
• From abundance to selfishness;
• From selfishness to complacency;
• From complacency to apathy;
• From apathy to dependence;
• From dependence back into bondage.
_____ Author unknown
"Democracy never lasts long” . . . "It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.". . . "There was never a democracy that ‘did not commit suicide.’" __ Samuel Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence