posted on 09 August 2016
Written by Frank Li
They created a republic by heavily copying Ancient Rome of more than 2,000 years ago! What does that mean? Hear me out ...
1. "A republic, if you can keep it"
According to American legend, at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a woman stopped Benjamin Franklin as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation, inquiring whether we had a republic or a monarchy.
Below is said to be Franklin's reply.
2. Why a republic?
Our Founding Fathers surely had looked at all the options at that time, especially the following three:
They picked option 3!
2.1 Why not a monarchy?
They asked George Washington to be King, but he declined - end of story!
2.2 Why not a democracy?
Democracy was a proven failure way before 1776! Below is one example from Ancient Greece.
Below are five examples, specifically showing how lowly five of our Founding Fathers thought about democracy.
Bottom line: the word "democracy" never appears in the U.S. Constitution!
3. What a republic?
When a republic was left as the only viable option, the debates among the Founding Fathers were merely about the form of the republic. Three examples:
Jefferson won the debate! As a result, America was built as a representative republic!
Was it a great American invention? No, not at all! As a republic, America was simply and literally a copy of the Roman Republic of more than 2,000 years ago!
4. As a republic, America was a copy of Rome!
America, at its birth, resembled Ancient Rome in five major aspects as follows:
5. Words of wisdoms left by the Founding Fathers
Here are four examples:
Have we been listening to the Founding Fathers? Yes and No!
Yes, we have listened to them on the U.S. Constitution, changing it with new amendments. Unfortunately, some amendments are bad (Eighteenth Amendment) and some questionable (e.g. Repealing the Twenty-Six Amendment!). Worse yet, we have progressed into a full democracy (What Is American Democracy, Anyway?), which is far more extreme than Ancient Greece rejected by our Founding Fathers in the first place!
No, we did not listen to George Washington on the military. As a result, not only has America become an empire, the American Empire resembles the Roman Empire! Will the American Empire collapse like the Roman Empire? Very likely! Two informative readings:
In short, today's America is the worst combination of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece!
Our Founding Fathers created America as a republic by heavily copying Ancient Rome, not Ancient Greece! Unfortunately, we have evolved into the worst combination of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece!
Is America finished? Yes, unless we soon reform our political system as I have suggested (Solution for America (Version 3))!
Give Donald Trump a chance to Make America Great Again!
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