The United States of America was never intended to operate as Government by democracy. The framers always intended that our great nation function as a Constitutional Republic. Great Britain is a Socialist Parliamentary Democracy with a functional mostly Ceremonial Monarchy. The Netherlands is much the same. I lived in the Netherlands for some time, and from the practical day to day operation and how it affects people and things, on the surface it’s not much different. The people elect local parliamentary ministers to the House of Commons. They meet at Parliament to elect the Prime minister. Generally speaking, and in the simplest of terms, because there is, or can be, more to it than this, the party (there are over 400 registered parties in the UK) that wins the most seats in the House of Commons elects the Prime Minister from, generally speaking, their own party. Some circumstances may require a coalition between parties to achieve both the goals of selecting the PM AND spearheading legislation
This is precisely and specifically the format of government that the framers of our Constitution sought to, and worked so carefully and tirelessly to avoid! Think Taxation Without Representation! Think Boston Tea Party! The only voice the average Joe has in the selection of their national leader is to vote his party and hope (1) they win, and (they have enough clout to get their guy elected on the floor of Parliament.
We, on the other hand, are a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. The shorthand explanation is we don’t answer to the Government, they answer to us. That means the People have the not just the CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY, but inherent with that AUTHORITY the CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY - and more – the CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION to TEAR DOWN AND REPLACE ANY ADMINISTRATION THAT PLACES ITAELF ABOVE THE CONSTITUTION!
Our Problem is that we have as a nation become lazy! We expect the very same legislators who have become fat and wealthy writing laws that benefit them and made them rich to now write laws that will effectively take all those wonderful perks and protections away from them! It isn’t going to happen!
It’s time to wake up, America. It’s time to toss the tea in the harbor and take back our America!