How the United States Misclassifies Itself

“Man has dominated man to his injury”-Ecclesiastes 8:9

The idea that men can govern themselves, it is laughable at best. Man’s idea of rule is by domination. Men make fallacious claims about the betterment of mankind. When in reality men’s current systems of government are a sham. The fundamental ideals of these governments may be laid out in their inception. But over time these ideals become more and more skewed. Under the guise of its democratic government, the true form of the United States is a disparate amalgamation of governmental ideologies.

The idea of a true democracy is at its core unattainable. Case in point, the United States, while it claims to be a democracy at its core The Executive Branch isn’t selected by the population. The President and Vice President are supposed to be elected by the popular vote of the people under the definition of a “democracy”. But Under the Constitution Article Two, Section One Clause Two it states, “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.” I will save you the math that is 100 for Senate, 435 for The House of Representatives (which varies from state to state), and 3 for The District of Columbia. That is 538 Electors who are the ones that vote for the President and Vice President. So as of the 2010 Census there are 308,745,538 people living in the United States. That is .000001743% of the population. Most of the population hear the term Electoral College and don’t understand what it means.

According to the laws that govern the Electoral College, the members of the electoral are elected. But they are not elected by the general population. They are not elected by the State by which they represent. The Electoral College members are selected every 4 years. Depending on the State, they are selected at political rallies, or some other political venue in which they pledge for one set of candidates or another. What is even more interesting is the day that they vote. The day they vote is directly after the population votes. The dominating belief in a “democracy” is that each individual vote matters. But, when the “popular vote” outnumbers the vote of the Electoral College and the vote of this outnumbered group trumps the “popular vote.” Than it is just a lesson in futility. The government selects who can elect the President and Vice President. So if a so-called Democracy cannot elect its own leader, than can it really be considered a democracy?

The United States in the pledge of allegiance refers to itself as a “republic”. But also refers to itself as a Federal Government, which at its core is many self-governed States that unify together into a central Federal Government. The United States did just this. It united separate territories to solve mutual problems, and to provide mutual defense. What is interesting to note is that the United States is not a “typical” Federation. A “typical federation is one in which alliances are loose allowing for the separate states to be governed by international law. The Federal Government oversees the Governments of each state.

Each state is its own government. Each state has an Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch. These three branches govern the smaller locales, and municipalities that each has their own form of government. While it should be noted that the Government calls itself a Federation at least in the sense of the root of the word federation; it is more specifically a Federal Republic.

What is a Republic? Wikipedia’s page for Republic defines the term as follows, “A republic is a country with a specific type of form of government, in which the people, or some significant portion of them, have supreme control over the government, at least in theory, and where offices of state are not granted primarily based upon family, military, or business connections. In modern times, a common simplified definition of a republic is country where the head of state is not a monarch.” Essentially that means that there should be no nepotism in government. But ideologies vary greatly.

If the last 235 years of the Federal Republic of The United States of America there have been many Presidents in direct or indirect relation of each other. A few examples being, George W. Bush (the 43rd president) is the son of George H.W. Bush (the 41st president). John Quincy Adams (the 6th president) was the son of John Adams (the 2nd president). Genealogists have determined that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was distantly related to a total of 11 U.S. presidents, 5 by blood and 6 by marriage; these relations varying from Theodore Roosevelt all the way back to George Washington. Not to mention current politicians being related to previous ones. A recent Ohio Governor was descended from William H Taft. George W. Bush was President while his brother Jeb Bush was also Governor of Florida. Hilary Clinton former first lady is now Secretary of State, after making a run for President. Even though the Country calls itself a Republic, the majority doesn’t control it. Therefore the “Leader of the Free World”, really leads one of the World’s most influential Republics.

Okay granted nepotism is not the way to get into office. It’s usually said that the person who spends the most in their political campaign wins that office. Bill Clinton wealthy land owner from Arkansas, George Bush Sr. oil tycoon, these are just a couple of examples of the wealthy buying into office. Also where one goes to school dictates whether one gets into office or not. Skull and Bones at Yale University is a prime example of this. Two recent Bonesman of note are John Kerry and George W. Bush who faced off in the 2004 Presidential election. This is not isolated, 3 of the 5 founding members (of the 1832-1833 academic year at Yale) went on to become influential politicians. Frederick Ellsworth Mather (1833), Democratic member of the New York State Assembly (1854-1857), William Huntington Russell (1833), Connecticut State Legislator, Major General, Alphonso Taft (1833), U.S. Attorney General (1876-1877), Secretary of War (1876), Ambassador to Austria-Hungary (1882) and Russia (1884-1885), and if the name Taft sounds familiar it should. Alphonso Taft was father to the 27th President of The United States, and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. These examples just further prove that the United States is not the “Republic” it claims to be. The fact of the matter is that who becomes President, or whatever else is usually decided while these politicians are still in college.

The United States being classified as a Republic is interesting. Parallels can be drawn between the Republic of India and The United States. India is infamous for their caste system, but the United States is equally as infamous. The United States promulgates the ideal that there can be an “any man” in the Office of the President. This is not true. I likened the United States to India’s caste system for a reason. In the same way as in India if you are born into a certain class you cannot ascend into another. This is unfortunately very true of the United States as well.

Usually if someone is born poor, they remain poor, in the same token as the rich remaining rich. There is no equality of rights as is claimed in the United States Bill of Rights. Just like the slavery that was evident when the words were penned that every man was created equal, the same could be said of the way things are now.

The government says that everyone is created is equal. Yet the “founding fathers” were rebellious wealthy land owners. What brought on this rebellion is uncertain. History is written by the winners. But, the fact remains that these men were in collusion to secede from the monarchy of Britain. The United States claims that everyone is on equal footing. The same parallel can be drawn to Colonial times, the extremely wealthy profit off of the poor. How does this relate to a caste system?

Sociologists along with the government have been throwing around terms like “blue collar” and “white collar” for a very long time. Also the term “working class comes up often. But what do they mean? Well the term “working class” denotes that there is a class that doesn’t have to work. George Washington the first President of the so-called United States owned slaves, yet hypocritically held the belief “that all me are created equal”. A modern parallel are models that have been drafted by Sociologists. Everything will not be used; only two key examples from the model will be used to contrast each other. The Super Rich (0.9%) 2,778,710 compared to The Lower Class (14-20%) 43,335,375 – 61,749,108. (These figures were taken from the 2010 census.)

These numbers seem staggering, but they were used to demonstrate a point. Just like in colonial times, the extremely wealthy control things so that they have to do little to no work. While the vast majority of the populace are “slaves” to the dollar that will never do them any good. All men in the United States are created by bank accounts. Long live the Capitalist Republic. The unfortunate thing is in a Capitalist Republic, the Elite profit off of the sweat of the lower 91%. This is indicative of a Republic like India and The United States.

So The United States claiming to classify itself as any one of the following is laughable. It claims to be a Democracy, while claiming itself a Federation, while claiming itself a Republic. If this was confusing to you as well, you are not alone. Tomes upon tomes can be written about the inequity, the inequality, and the ineptitude of The United States. So if the current classification of Federal Republic has proved anything. “Man has dominated man to his injury.”

But if man-based governments are so ineffectual, what is the correct way? Jeremiah 10:23 answers, “to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” If the last 235 years of The Federal Republic of The United States of America have proven anything, it has proven that The United States government is responsible for untold bloodshed. From the Revolutionary War to The Civil War to the current Wars and military struggles. It is a far cry from the utopian propaganda that the Government promulgates to its Allies and populace. As long as man is in dominion over himself, there will continue to be bloodshed.

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