What did the founding fathers mean by republic?
What the founding fathers meant by republic is citizens having rights to elect those who represent them. The founding fathers are believed to have been against democracy.
* more than 70 percent of whom belonged to religious orders * Roman Catholicism is the official religion of the Dominican Republic * Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. * Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic. * Ramón Matías Mella, one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic * Saint Dominic is the founding father * * Pedro Florentino, hero of…
The Founding Fathers of the US and later the Framers of the US Constitution looked at the structure of the ancient Roman Republic as a model for their idea of the new US republic. Flawed as it was, the Roman Republic had what can be termed a government structure where power was shared. The US Constitution created a central government where powers are shared. It has been said that the US republic was the first…
How is secularism and revisionist history replacing your religious foundations and the intent of our Founding Fathers?
I would think it is mostly the other way around, except maybe historical revisionism, which both sides are guilty of. The intent of the founding Fathers was a secular republic as the Constitution makes clear to anyone not deluded. We have no religious foundations to this country and many, if not most of the founding Fathers were deists and far from religious.
The Founding Fathers saw the collapse of Rome's republic as a warning they learned that no republic could survive unless its citizens remained independent and devoted to public services. they also learned that Rome once had Dictatorship. Today historians admit that the Founding Fathers somewhat exaggerated the virtues of Rome's republic. Yet, the lessons they learned still have force.