April 06, 2009

What's in a name? Well, Everything.

Dovetailing with the neutering or subverting of our language where progressives use different meanings or euphemisms for words that are slightly different than the ones that are commonly used as a code to befuddle issues; I thought it might be good to share the definitions of some common terms and when they came into popular usage.

The United States is not a Democracy. Like the title says, “What’s in a name?” Well, everything, It is right there in the name: United States. The United States. The United States. Not the Huge Central Government with 50 territories. For the most part other countries have provinces or territories. Very few other countries have States.

THINK. Look at the definitions; they are all from the American Heritage Dictionary. It helps you to understand things if you read the words for what the words mean. Please read the definitions. Please do not skip them. I have a lot of comments based strictly on these definitions.

Look at the name of the two big political parties. It is all right there in the name. Not that the Republicans have stayed true to the name. Unfortunately The Democratic Party (they are not Democrats, but it irritates the hard core ones who understand what it is when you call them that, so I do and then I giggle); The Democratic Party HAS stayed true to their roots and their objectives.

Republicans should be in favor of a Republic. Democrats are in favor of Democracy. It is that simple, and it is that big of a difference and it goes back to the founding of our nation. This is an old war of ideas and right now the Republicans are losing/have lost.

Notice the difference in who votes in a democracy and a republic. The people (any people all people) vote in a Democracy. Citizens vote in a Republic. What is the difference? Read the definitions. A citizen owes allegiance to the state but is a free man and is not a servant of the state. A person is anyone who is anywhere. Progressives really do not care if voting is just for citizens, because they are for democracy which is just mob or majority rule. Citizen, to them, is a divisive and privileged word, it is archaic, much like sovereignty, and borders.

Next comment I would like to make is if you read the definitions look at how incredibly similar Socialism, Fascism, Communism, Progressivism, and Statism are.

We have to know the real definitions of words, because you can bet your last Obamo (this is kind of like a dollar) that the politicians DO know. I have not caught Obama in very many lies. He just says things people do not really understand, they think they do but they do not.

I am sure that there will be more posts on the blog on the meanings of words. Someone once said that when you control the language of a people you control the people. We have let the progressives control our language with Political correctness, and this euphemistic double speak. But, in addition to that, we have forgot what words in common usage even mean.

Citizen noun 14th century
-an inhabitant of a city or town ; especially : one entitled to the rights and privileges of a freeman
a member of a state
-a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it
-a civilian as distinguished from a specialized servant of the state
Sovereignty noun 14th century
-supreme power especially over a body politic b
-freedom from external control
-one that is sovereign ; especially : an autonomous state
Democracy noun 1576
-A government by the people ; especially : rule of the majority
-A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly usually involving periodically held free elections
-a political unit that has a democratic government
-the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the United States
-The common people especially when constituting the source of political authority
- The absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges
Related phrases:
social democracy
-Social democracy is a political system according to which social justice and equality can be achieved within the framework of a market economy., A social democracy is a country where there is social democracy.
Republic noun 1604
-a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2): -a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government
-a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (2): a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government
Federal adjective 1660
-formed by a compact between political units that surrender their individual sovereignty to a central authority but retain limited residuary powers of government
-of or constituting a form of government in which power is distributed between a central authority and a number of constituent territorial units
-of or relating to the central government of a federation as distinguished from the governments of the constituent units
Federation noun 1787
-an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller or more localized entities
a union of
-the act of creating or becoming a federation ; especially : the forming of a federal union
Socialism noun 1837
-Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
-A system of society or group living in which there is no private property
-A system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state3:
-a stage of society in Marxist theory
transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
Communism noun 1840
-A theory of Government advocating elimination of private property
-A system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
-A doctrine based on revolutionary Marxian socialism and Marxism-Leninism that was the official ideology of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
-A totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production
-A final stage of society in Marxist theory in which the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably
Progressive noun 1846
-one that is progressive
-one believing in moderate political change and especially social improvement by governmental action
of, relating to, or characterized by progress
-making use of or interested in new ideas, findings, or opportunities
-of, relating to, or constituting an educational theory marked by emphasis on the individual child, informality of classroom procedure, and encouragement of self-expression
Statism noun 1919
-A concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry
Fascism noun 1921
-A political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
-A tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control.
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