Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Is Democracy Damaged or Strengthened by Debates in Congress?

The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is democracy. Leftists have been destroying democracy for years, but they love to cry that “democracy is being destroyed” whenever conservatives act in opposing ways. Such was the case last week when Republicans in the House of Representatives took fifteen rounds of voting to select the next Speaker of the House.

What the Leftists and their allies do not understand is that we were watching democratic republicanism in action. The Founders of the United States founded a government where representatives for the people run the government – a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Representatives in the House are elected every two years to keep the power in the hands of the people. We watched as twenty Republicans held back their votes until the majority accepted the conditions required by their constituents. The House, Congress, and the nation will all be better because the twenty “terrorists” held back their votes.

Leftists and all Americans should prepare themselves for more debates in Congress because the rules in the House have changed. The presence of conflict is not a bad thing, but escalation of conflict is terrible. Conflict is a constant wherever two or more people are involved. The secret is to communicate and make concessions until everyone agrees on a solution. Communication in Congress is known as debate.

The secret to a good debate is to stay professional and to never make it personal, such as calling people “terrorists” when they disagree with an idea. Keep the debate on the policies until the best solution is found.

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