America is NOT a Democracy

Former FBI agent Dan Smoot made this video 50 years ago:

“Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.” ~ Plato

“Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.” ~ Aristotle

“Democracy has nothing to do with freedom. Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else.” ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner.”

“[The State is] an institution run by gangs of murderers, plunderers and thieves, surrounded by willing executioners. propagandists, sycophants, crooks, liars, clowns, charlatans, dupes and useful idiots…an institution that dirties and taints everything it touches.” ~ Hans-Hermann Hoppe

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” ~ John Adams [signer of the Declaration of Independence]

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.” ~ Alexander Tytler [Scottish economist commenting on the then-new American Republic in 1787]

“I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty.” ~ John Adams

“The word “democracy” appears exactly zero times in the United States Constitution.”