What is Republican Government?

The U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4, specifies a republican form of government “to every State in this Union“.

The republican form of government applied to the United States of America was developed by the Romans, but this form of government was actually first adopted by the Jews during their exodus from Egypt around 1406 BC, as described in the book of Exodus chapter 18.

The word republic derives from Latin ‘res publica’, reflected in the first three words of the preamble to the Constitution: We the People.

Representative democracy assures significance to all citizens of a republic. Unlike a nation-state country like Sweden or Switzerland, our country is a nation of states – The United States.

The European Union is also a nation of states, as are also Mexico and Brazil.

Attacks on the Electoral College and ill-informed movements to change our form of government from the republican form to democracy are not new. The Seventeenth Amendment serves this purpose and should be repealed.

Our bicameral republican form of government requires a House of Representatives and a Senate. The former provides a representation of people from the many communities within the fifty states.

“The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States”

US Constitution, Article I, Section 2

The Senate, its name, speaks for itself. The ‘sen’ in senate refers to older, mature citizens – seniors. The intended role of the Senate was to represent the states, not a popular vote.

“The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote”

US Constitution, Article I, Section 3

The oligarchy of the Democratic Party connives to undermine the Electoral College process essential to the preservation of our republic.

At present, the scheme to bypass the Electoral College process has met its Waterloo. Reference: The American Thinker 6/10/2019 | Waterloo for the National Popular Vote movement?

John White | Rockwall, Texas

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