Constitutional Republic

How the Electoral College kept four California counties from dictating to the entire nation! by Miguel A. Faria, MD

As Ronald Reagan used to say, when repeatedly correcting misstatements, “here we go again!” And yes, I repeatedly hear the United States of America referred to as a democracy by both parroting ignorants as well as those who know or should know better. Just recently a letter to the editor in my local paper argued …

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Faria: The Electoral College in the U.S. Constitutional Republic

This summer at least three editorials have appeared in my local, Georgia newspaper, the Macon Telegraph, about how the Electoral College process works and explaining why our Founding Fathers created that system for presidential elections. They were not always accurate. One writer, for example, wrote, “The framers… felt the common, everyday, average, eligible voter was …

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The Political Spectrum (Part II) — The Center: A Democracy or a Constitutional Republic?

The Founding Fathers of this great nation designed a Republican form of government. By this, they meant a government under the rule of law and not the capricious rule of man, under a written constitution whose main function is to clearly demarcate the limits of authority of the federal government. This constitution contains the principle …

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George Washington — Father of the United States of America

A book review of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (2010) Excellent biographies of the Founding Fathers have been published in the last several decades. With these books, the nation seems to yearn for moral and political guidance from America’s founders — i.e., through their words, lives, and actions, as recounted in the pages of …

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Alexander Hamilton — American patriot, financial genius, builder of the United States!

A book review of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2004) This book is the most comprehensive biography of Alexander Hamilton released in modern times. It tells the story well and is written in florid detail supported by a fount of scholarly research and previously undisclosed material from Hamilton’s voluminous writings. Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was born …

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