What is a Constitutional Republic?


What is a Constitutional Republic? A Constitutional Republic has representatives elected of the people to govern by Constitutional laws limiting the government’s power over its citizenry. A Republic is controlled by law, recognizing the sovereignty of each private individual, and to limit tyranny of the majority. The United States Constitution protects “We the people” against tyranny of the majority with many our Constitutional Amendments.

AMENDMENT I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

AMENDMENT II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

AMENDMENT IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

AMENDMENT X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

AMENDMENT XIV

Section 4.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic built upon a system of checks and balances through our three branches of our government. Our current administration proclaims to be a Democracy. There is a difference.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38098138/US-Constitution

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38413675/Declaration-of-Independence

http://www.scribd.com/doc/40929785/Federalist-Papers


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