Posts tagged ‘Oligarchy’

The American Form of Government

WOW!  Awesome video!  It does a great job of simplifying the “political spectrum” and the different forms of government.  It clearly explains the kind of government we have here in the United States of America (We are NOT a democracy, but a Constitutional Republic!), and it illustrates clearly how a government progresses from a republic to a democracy to an oligarchy.

It appears that history is repeating itself.  Remember the Roman Empire?  They too were once a republic, but the government gradually expanded its powers beyond the constitution, and the citizens slowly lost their precious liberties, and eventually, an elite few (the Ceasars) took power.  Does this sound familiar?  Watch the video (10:35) and it will frighten you how this little bit of history parallels today’s political environment.

Here is another brief explanation of the difference between a democracy and a constitutional republic I posted previously.