Rest In Peace Mom,
i'll see you in Valhalla when Odin calls me.
You've given me the best gifts possible:
1. Knowing you
2. Being raised by you
3. Having been able to give you a granddaughter
4. Knowledge and intelligence following your own
5. Your everlasting love
I love you mom
Name: Geoffrey(i preferred to be addressed as Val or Xyercies)
Weight: 178 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Overall Looks: Meh? i'll let you judge for yourself
Religion: Norse Asatru
Piercings/Tats: an unfinished Tattoo on the right upper arm depicting my inherited last name (the rest is going to be a tribute to my Heritage)
Philosophy: Honor the Gods, Love your Woman, Defend and Die for your Country.
Politics: I dislike politics, but if i had to say what i was, it would be a Constitutional Republican. If any law should be followed, it's the law of the land which was set in place by the forefathers of America. The Constitution is non-negotiable.
Occupation: Enlisted Infantrymen in the United States Army
America is a Constitutional Republic . . . NOT a Democracy
How often have you heard people refer to America as a Democracy? When was the last time that you heard America referred to as a Republic? There is a very good reason that our Pledge of Allegiance refers to our country as a Republic and there is a very good reason that our Declaration of Independence and our constitution do not even mentioned the word "democracy".
Many people are under the false impression our form of government is a democracy, or representative democracy. This is of course completely untrue. The Founders were extremely knowledgeable about the issue of democracy and feared a democracy as much as a monarchy. They understood that the only entity that can take away the people's freedom is their own government, either by being too weak to protect them from external threats or by becoming too powerful and taking over every aspect of life.
They knew very well the meaning of the word "democracy", and the history of democracies; and they were deliberately doing everything in their power to prevent having a democracy.
In a Republic, the sovereignty resides with the people themselves. In a Republic, one may act on his own or through his representatives when he chooses to solve a problem. The people have no obligation to the government; instead, the government is a servant of the people, and obliged to its owner, We the People. Many politicians have lost sight of that fact.
A Constitutional Republic has some similarities to democracy in that it uses democratic processes to elect representatives and pass new laws, etc. The critical difference lies in the fact that a Constitutional Republic has a Constitution that limits the powers of the government. It also spells out how the government is structured, creating checks on its power and balancing power between the different branches.
The goal of a Constitutional Republic was to avoid the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy but what exists in America today is a far cry from the Constitutional Republic our forefathers brought forth.
Source: A Constituional Republic, not a Democracy