Before you answer, do you know what the most common form of government in world history? From the invention of writing around 3,300 BC, the world has mostly been ruled by kings.
Though called by different names: Pharaohs, Chieftains, Emperors, Caesars, Sultans, Khans, Maharajas, Monarchs, and Dictators, they act the same.
Power, like gravity, concentrates into the hand of one person, who rewards his friends and punishes his enemies.
In Socialist and Communist countries, too, though professing equality, they inevitably end up being run by dictators.
The King of England was the most powerful king the planet had seen. When Americans got the chance, they set up a government as far from a king as possible.
They flipped it and put the people in charge.
A "republic" is where the people are king, ruling through their representatives.
The Constitution, in effect, is a collection of hurdles to prevent power from snapping back into the hands of a king.
- Publisher: Amerisearch, Inc. (January 15, 2017)
- Paperback: 200 pages