This day sets us apart

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Letter to the editor by L.P. Miller

As I sit here in anticipation of Independence Day, I realize that this is the day that sets the United States apart from the rest of the world, this is the day that makes us so unique.


Our founding fathers were so wise to develop our government  as a republic and not a democracy. Let us take a look at the difference between them.  A democracy is the rule by the majority (as in mob rule). This type of government always turns to oligarchy which is the rule by a few elites.  This form of government never last long because it usually winds up in chaos with people looking to the very government that created the chaos to fix it.


A republic on the other hand is a small government with limited powers as set forth by the law of the land. In our case this is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  If people would not only read the Constitution but the Federalist Papers they would educate them selves on what a wonderful legacy the founding fathers have given us.


Here is a few quotes from the founders:

"July 4th ought to commutate as a day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to almighty God."  John Adams


"The highest glory of Revolution was this: it connected in on indissoluble bond this privies of Christianity."    John Quincy Adams.


"Let us not forget the religious character of our origins."  Daniel Webster"


Finally the words of Ronald Reagan "If we forget that we are a nation under God than we are a nation gone under.”


In closing I ask that while celebrating the birth of our nation,  please pray that America remains a Republic as I fear that we are quickly becoming an oligarchy as our Constitution is being shredded on a daily basis, our schools are no longer educating but indoctrinating and our morals, churches, and families are eroding quickly.


Our country needs everyone's prayers.


L.P. Miller