Note on Benjamin Rush and Early Federalist Republicanism: Fear of Democracy, Moral Degradation, and Corruption

FEDERALIST REPUBLICANISM: BENJAMIN RUSH ON FEARS OF DEMOCRACY, PARTY POLITICS, MORAL DEGRADATION AND CORRUPTION A pattern I am beginning to notice in the early American writings is a rather … rightful obsession with corruption and moral degradation of not just government, but also society (i.e., people). The founders and framers established a republican America on Continue reading Note on Benjamin Rush and Early Federalist Republicanism: Fear of Democracy, Moral Degradation, and Corruption

The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

“The ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. In this century, great strides have been made toward the goal of subverting our republic, and transforming it into a democracy. The foremost tactic of the subverters is subversion of “language” — by calling America a democracy, until people thoughtlessly accept the term, and use the Continue reading The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

General Albert Pike on the Republican Ideal, Deeds and What it means to be a Good Mason

The universality of the Masonic principles are part of the interwoven threads of American philosophical tradition, but also in agreement with the ethical principles of the occult teachings. Albert Pike (1809-1891) was an American confederate and episcopalian-freemason of the Scottish Rite Order. “Whatsoever of morality and intelligence; what of patience, perseverance, faithfulness, of method, insight, ingenuity, Continue reading General Albert Pike on the Republican Ideal, Deeds and What it means to be a Good Mason