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Democracy vs Republic

     "A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.  There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men."

--Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

 

A DEMOCRACY A REPUBLIC
  • A government of the masses.
  • Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of "direct" expression.
  • Results in mobocracy.
  • Attitude toward property is communistic--negating property rights.
  • Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.
  • Results in demogogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.
  • Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them.
  • Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences.
  • A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass.
  • Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy.
  • Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.
  • Is the "standard form" of government throughout the world.

 


 
The American's Creed
"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

"I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."

-- by William Tyler Page in 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.

Super Bowl IX
Steelers 16, Vikings 6
New Orleans LA
January 12, 1975

Super Bowl X
Steelers 21, Cowboys 17
Miami, FL
January 18, 1976

Super Bowl XIII
Steelers 35, Cowboys 31
Miami, FL
January 21, 1979

Super Bowl XIV
Steelers 31, LA Rams 19
Pasadena, CA
January 20, 1980

Super Bowl XL
Steelers 21, Seahawks 10
Detroit, MI
February 5, 2006

Super Bowl XLIII
Steelers 27, Cardinals 23
Tampa, FL
February 1, 2009

23 Feb 2008 - Score: 73
front nine
5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36
5 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 37
back nine
4 3 3 5 5 3 4 4 4 35
4 3 3 5 4 3 3 4 6 35
24 Nov 2007 - Score: 75
front nine
5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36
5 5 4 4 5 4 3 6 4 40
back nine
4 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 36
5 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 35
13 Aug 2005 - Score: 73
front nine
5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36
5 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 5 34
back nine
4 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 36
4 3 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 39
17 June 2006 - Score: 79
front nine
5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36
7 4 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 41
back nine
4 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 36
4 3 5 6 5 4 4 3 4 38
11 Dec 2004 - Score: 79
front nine
5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 36
5 3 3 5 4 4 3 6 5 38
back nine
4 3 4 5 5 3 4 4 4 36
4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 41
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