America's Republic Dangling by a Thread

Democracy is often described as two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.  Democracy is mob rule.  Democracy collapses when the majority discovers it can vote for itself treasure from the public coffers.  Democracy is the last plateau of social order before anarchy. America’s founders knew this and chose not to create a Democracy, and opted instead to create a Federal Republic.  A cornerstone of this republic was the Senate, whose members were chosen by state legislatures to represent the states.  Members of the House of Representatives were chosen by the people to represent the populace.  This balance was destroyed on April 8, 1913, when the 17th Amendment was ratified, taking the election of Senators away from state legislatures and submitting their election to the popular vote.

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