by William J. Federer
Do you know what has been 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.
Although called by different names — Pharaohs, Chieftains, Emperors, Caesars, Sultans, Khans, Maharajas, Monarchs, and Dictators — rulers act the same.
Power, like gravity, concentrates into the hand of one person, who rewards his friends and punishes his enemies. Socialist and communist countries, too, while professing to support equality, 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 a form of government whereby 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.
Where did the Founders get their idea of people ruling themselves? Source include:
-England’s Magna Carta;
-Athenian Democracy; and ultimately,
During its initial 400 years out of Egypt, Israel was the first well-recorded instance of a nation ruled without a king. Did this influence colonial pastors who founded New England a generation before Europe’s Age of Enlightenment? You will be surprised by the answer given in the book, Who is the King in America?
What ingredients are needed for a nation to function without a king? Is the God of Bible an integral part?
What is the difference between a democracy and a republic? How do they rise & fall?
Did political activists develop tactics to cause democracies and republics to fall? What has been the influence of Machiavelli, Robespierre, Hegel, Marx, & Alinsky?
These tactics being used in America today, namely:
– Identify racial & class fault lines running through society.
– Fan real or perceived injustices into flames, creating tension and unrest.
– When domestic violence erupts, everyone is so desperate to have order restored they relinquish freedoms to the state.
How is domestic unrest created? Discover the tactics and motivation of agitators, labor organizers, community organizers, and agent provocateurs.
Former Presidential political advisor David Axelrod explained in a NPR interview, April 19, 2010: “In Chicago, there was an old tradition of throwing a brick through your own campaign office window, and then calling a press conference to say that you’ve been attacked.”
Forty-five countries fell to communist dictators this way.
Joseph Stalin stated: “Crisis alone permitted the authorities to demand – and obtain – total submission and all necessary sacrifices from its citizens.”
Discover the keys to defeating these tactics and preserving the freedoms of America’s republic!
Surprising answers to the above questions are in found the book Who is the King in America? And Who are the Counselors to the King?-An Overview of 6,000 Years of History & Why America is Unique.
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William J. Federer is a nationally known speaker and bestselling author of over 20 books. His book America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations has sold over a half-million copies. Bill’s Faith in History TV program airs daily on DirectTV through the TCT Network. His American Minute radio feature is broadcast daily on over a hundred stations.He will be speaking at FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds.” To register, go to www.archive.freedomfest.com/register-now or call 1-855-850-3733 ext. 202.