"A republic is not an easy form of government to live under,
and when the responsibility of citizenship is evaded,
democracy decays and authoritarianism takes over."
by:
Earl Warren
(1891-1974) Chief Justice, U. S. Supreme Court
Source:
"A Republic, If You Can Keep It", p 13
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It certainly wasn't easy living under his judgment. He centralized all power to DC and began the active court system.
 -- cal, Lewisville, TX     
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    Not shooting the author (he being one of the greatest destroyers of liberty, freedom, law, justice, rights the Constitution and all else that was great with a republican form of government), the entire statement is from beginning, through fruition, half truths and incomplete understandings, woven together to make a lie. On this blog, I have ad nausium explained the difference between a republic and a republican form of government. A primary difference between a republic and a democracy is; a republic exists by rule of law / a democracy suffers under rule of man. The author's somewhat weaving the two together as similes is a lie and exposes his demented application of legal positivism. The use of citizenship here paints a picture of an inferior to a superior (the individual, under natural law jurisprudence of the de jure States united was a sovereign master with all rights inalienable and inherent) The phrase; "responsibility of citizenship", is also a red herring from a self perceived god and master.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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