A very brief essay on American government: what is a “democratic republic” and what is “freedom”?   2 comments

Blogging allows one to cross paths with other bloggers. I learned about Conrad Theodor Seitz this morning while reading Dan Wall’s posting, “Religious Freedom.” — kenne

Conrad Theodore Seitz

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The US is a “democratic republic” in theory. A “republic” is a country ruled by written laws, not run by personal leaders like kings or dictators. A “democratic” country is one that elects its leaders through periodic, ideally secret, voting; the leaders who receive a majority of votes are chosen to represent the people in governing bodies.

What is “freedom” under the law?

Certain written rules make a “democratic republic” a free country. The rules that limit the power of the government are set out in the Constitution or bodies of law. Such rules include, in our Constitution, freedom of speech, freedom of association, the right to petition peaceably for redress of grievances, and the right to worship (or not) in the religion of one’s choice (with the prohibition of government from favoring or restricting any particular religion.) One unwritten rule is that…

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Posted January 16, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

2 responses to “A very brief essay on American government: what is a “democratic republic” and what is “freedom”?

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  1. Thanks.

    On Sat, Jan 16, 2021 at 12:11 PM Becoming is Superior to Being wrote:

    > kenneturner posted: “Blogging allows one to cross paths with other > bloggers. I learned about Conrad Theodor Seitz this morning while reading > Dan Wall’s posting, “Religious Freedom.” — kenne” >

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  2. kenne, for a man of few words, you must have been inspired, how about this, why not this for the constitution, insert a clause, that overrides all the abuse of power, a new amendment to the law, the intention of the law, not just the bare words, amen

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