In the Constitution of the
In the Constitution of the American Republic there was a deliberate and very extensive and emphatic division of governmental power for the very purpose of preventing unbridled majority rule.
– Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
- The American Republic was bound – is still bound – to follow in the centuries to come the same course to destruction as did Rome. – Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision. – David Boies
- For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction. – Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- In the best days of our republic Americans were fiercely proud of the fact that rich and poor met on such equal terms in so many ways, and without the slightest trace of hostility. – Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- And for well over a hundred years our politicians, statesmen, and people remembered that this was a republic, not a democracy, and knew what they meant when they made that distinction. – Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- The difference is that for a soundly conceived and solidly endowed republic it takes a great deal longer for those seeds to germinate and the plants to grow. – Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies and forget that we had a republic. – Robert W. Welch, Jr.
- Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. – Gerald R. Ford
- I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have