Ronald R. Cherry
Suicidal democracy
By Ronald R. Cherry
October 20, 2016

The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic. We are not a Democracy because our Founding Fathers understood that a pure Democracy eventually degenerates into tyranny. In the Communist Manifesto Karl Marx extolled democracy as a path to dictatorship. Marx understood that majority coalitions of government-dependents (the so-called proletariat class) could be formed once the government was in control or possession of the people's property. Once a majority becomes dependent on government for bread they will lick the hand that feeds them – vote for them in democratic elections. All that is required is government control or possession of the people's property, followed by a democratic election.

"They [Marxists] labor everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries." Karl Marx

Karl Marx believed and taught that a Democracy can be corrupted and conquered at the ballot box, believing that Communism could "win the battle of democracy" through Marxist class struggle. The struggle is between the non-disabled, tax-eating, labor-challenged, government-dependent proletariat class aided by an elite tax-eating Marxist ruling class of intellectuals, both pitted against the laboring tax-paying middle class (the so-called bourgeoisie) whose property is to be expropriated by majority vote followed by redistribution back to the proletariat and the Marxists.

"The proletariat will use its political [democratic] supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital [property] from the bourgeoisie [middle class], to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state [self-serving Marxist Government]... Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property... We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the [non] working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy." Karl Marx

Marxist tyranny finally occurs when enough of a population goes over to the proletariat class – with outstretched hands – voting for the Party which will rob the laboring middle class on their behalf. Eventually under Marxism the middle class is worn down – exhausted and demoralized by what amounts to slave labor. When the middle class finally succumbs there will be a dramatic fall off in production of food and other goods and services – anarchy ensues – and who "comes to the rescue" but the Marxist ruling class who robbed the workers to buy the votes of the lazy in the first place. Envision a cruise ship where more and more passengers run over to the left side looking for "free stuff" from government – of course the "free stuff" is the fruit of other men's labor – the men still slogging it out on the right side. Eventually there will not be enough laborers and entrepreneurs on the right side of the ship to prevent it from capsizing. The tipping point arrives, and voila: Marxist "social justice" ends in crisis and anarchy followed by dictatorship. The end stage of Marxist class struggle is a homogenized and economically equalized class of serfs, the original proletariat class plus the newly impoverished former middle class, the proles of George Orwell's 1984, ruled over by the Marxists, who like their Fascist cohorts await booted and spurred.

Karl Marx feared and hated the United States precisely because we were a Constitutional Republic (not a Democracy) which actually secured the people's unalienable human rights. Unfortunately the United States has degenerated into a slow motion Marxist counter-revolution enabled by excessive Federal Government power over the people's property, via excessive collectivization of the people's property. It will not be easy to reverse the downward spiral because too many Americans, lacking self-sufficiency and the old-fashioned American work ethic, have ended up as government-dependents in democratic majority. I believe our only hope is in moral re-awakening followed by corrective Constitutional Amendment, so that our laws are once again reasonable, so that our laws no longer violate the equal natural rights of our people, so that our Constitution, and all lesser laws, are no longer in violation of our Declaration of Independence. American democratic majority rule is to be restrained within limits drawn around it by the people's equal God-given natural rights to life, liberty and the fruit of their labor in pursuit of happiness.

"Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." John Adams

"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%." Thomas Jefferson

"We are a Republican Government, Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of democracy... it has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny..." Alexander Hamilton

"The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property and in their management." Thomas Jefferson

"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind." Thomas Jefferson

Amendment XXVIII

Section 1.
The Declaration of Independence is the supreme un-amendable natural law of the United States of America

Section 2. Term limits for Congress (shorter) and the Supreme Court (longer)

Section 3. Amendments XVI and XVII are hereby revoked

Section 4. Supreme Court decisions shall be revoked by Congress with 2/3 or greater vote in both houses

Section 5. The State legislatures in 3/4 majority or greater shall have the power to revoke Supreme Court decisions, Federal Law, and Presidential executive orders outside the scope of military Commander-in-Chief

Section 6. Federal taxation shall not exceed 10% for any individual, nor shall Federal taxation exceed 10% of the nation's GDP. Federal taxation shall be a national sales tax

Section 7. Federal income shall only consist of a maximum 10% domestic taxation as per Section 6 of this amendment, plus foreign tariffs, plus the donations of U.S. citizens, plus the sale of domestically purchased U.S. bonds by U.S. Citizens during wars declared by Congress. Federal income shall not occur through borrowing, except for the sale of domestically purchased U.S. bonds by U.S. citizens during wars declared by Congress; nor shall Federal income derive by fiat creation of money

Section 8. Federal spending shall not exceed federal income.

Section 9. This section of Article 1, Section 8 shall be changed to: "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States, and all provisions for general welfare shall be uniform throughout the United States and enumerated herein this Constitution; To borrow money on the credit of the United States as per Section 7 of this amendment; To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and to regulate disputes of commerce among the several states..."

Section 10. This section of Article II, Section 1 shall be changed to: "No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States. Natural born citizen shall mean any person born within one of the states of the United States or upon the territorial waters of the United States, of parents who are both citizens of the United States."

Section 11. This section of Article VI shall be changed to: "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made not in violation thereof, or which shall be made not in violation thereof, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme amendable secular law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."

Section 12. Article III, Section 3 shall be changed to: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them or against this Constitution, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason except for cases of treason involving the President of the United States, members of the National Congress, or the Supreme Court, where in those cases the States shall have the power to try and declare the punishment of treason within their respective borders, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

Section 13. Section 1 of Amendment XIV shall be changed to: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. Congress, nor Presidential executive regulation, nor Supreme Court decisions, nor any state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall Congress or Presidential executive regulation or Supreme Court decision or any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

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Ronald R. Cherry, MD, is a board-certified specialist in lung disease who is in the full-time practice of medicine in Sweetwater, Tennessee... (more)


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