Audio: Democracy


Higher Liberty Audio1:39 The church is one form of government

2:00 A different kind of society

2:30 Families – the fruit of society

3:40 Entrepreneurship

4:08 Industry, righteousness, service = self-sustainability

5:00 Democracy is 51% deciding

5:20 Power corrupts

6:10 Self-government

6:30 Each church a republic

6:52 Lives of Isaac Heath, and John Bowles, elders of the church, and principal founders of the grammar school in Roxbury: (1850) and of Rev. John Eliot, Jr. Preacher to the Indians

7:20 Electoral College

7:58 Juries make law

8:33 Levites of Israel

8:38 A true republic

9:00 Saul brought democracy

9:35 Rehoboam

9:45 America is a covetous democracy

10:00 American Creed

10:20 Democracy in a republic vs indirect democracy

11:06 Right to vote

11:41 Oath of U.S. citizenship

12:00 A nation of consumers

13:25 Homeschooling

15:50 James Madison “Democracy is the most vile form of government.”

16:33 Fisher Ames “Democracy is a volcano…”

17:28 John Adams “Democracy is more bloody…”

18:30 Miltias

18:40 John Marshall “…democracy is chaos, republic is order…”

19:08 Alexander Hamilton “liberty is never found in…democracy”

19:28 Benjamin Franklin “when the people find that they can vote themselves money, it will herald the end of the republic.”

19:56 Investment – create a local business

22:50 Righteousness

23:13 Loyalty to righteousness, law, judgment, mercy, faith

23:40 Plato “Dictatorships naturally arise out of democracy.”

24:00 Ralph Waldo Emerson “Democracy is morose…”

24:30 Selfishness

24:41 Winston Churchill “Socialism…the best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter.”

25:10 The Spirit of American Government J. Allen Smith – Federal Convention

30:49 Self-sacrifice, fiscal responsibility

31:38 Governments are bankrupt

32:22 Children are born in debt

32:48 One Child Contract – China

35:14 Abraham Lincoln “…you have…become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises amongst you.”

35:50 Promote the right of choice.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon – sovereignty

36:42 Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil…

37:04 Benjamin Rush “A simple democracy is the devil’s own government.”

37:20 Proverbs 1:10 The greedy multitude (majority) devouring the innocent

40:30 Covetousness

40:35 The modern church, warning against rejecting God’s ways

42:32 church as Small Business Administration, education, health, welfare

43:00 Gallstones, kidney stones, apple juice, magnesium

44:30 Ubuntu

45:15 Fear of the Lord

45:44 Dwell safely, be quiet from fear of evil

46:25 Definition of democracy in 1928 – U.S. Army Training Manual

48:00 Definition of democracy in 1952 – U.S. Army Training Manual

49:00 Benjamin Disraeli – fruits of democracy, wars, diminished authority and independence, devalued property

50:14 Benjamin Franklin “…well-informed men cannot be enslaved”

51:25 Benjamin Franklin “It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins”

51:45 Reece Committee Report

52:05 Empowerment in Christianity

52:30 Virtue

52:46 Constitutional republic, Patrick Henry

53:20 Noble individuals make America great, not the Constitution

53:40 James Russell Lowell “Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor”

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