Really? That's the first time I've heard that one. The USA is not a true republic or true democracy but thanks for trying to enlighten me.
You are right; things have just gone to hell in a hand basket these last hundred years.
What with those child labor laws increasing the cost of production. Allowing those emotional women with their crazy ideas to vote like they were actually men! Eliminating the Jim Crow laws so those darkies can vote without being intimidated or strung up. That socialist Medicare keepin' old codgers around long past their productive years and that damn FDR commie Social Security keepin' 'em out of poverty to boot. It's all unconstitutional, I tell ya!!!!
Don't even get me started on OSHA, trying to legislate safety in the work place, driving up manufacturing costs just to prevent a few workers from dismemberment and death! Not like there aren't plenty of unemployed people out there to replace the casulties. How about that freakin' socialist EPA, forcing us to drink clean water and breathe fresh air? If that stuff is so important to ya, why don't you move to Canada already? The Feds should just stay in Washington DC where they belong. Let the states take care of their own business. Go states rights! Speaking of business, why don’t they just let the private sector sort it all out? They are always more efficent than government, amiright?
Man, you have really opened my eyes twylyght! Our flawless founding fathers must be rolling in their graves right now!
Tell ya what, we need to get back to the true intent of the Constitution, one gentrified white land owner/one vote! No doubt, Romney would have won for sure then! Man, we could've gotten back to the serious business of business. Reliving the golden age of our fore fathers from a century ago! A time when no one ever dared to question the white man's exclusive franchise on running this great country!
Yep, those were the days!
Hey, when you get back to that perfect time in the earlier 20th century, please inform President Wilson and congress that they don't know what they're talking about either. On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to seek a Declaration of War against Germany in order that the world “be made safe for democracy.” Four days later, Congress voted to declare war. What a bunch of dummies! If they had only voted to make the world safe for republics, everything would have worked out so much better.
Jim Crow laws were instituted in spite of the Constitution, not to enforce it.
Second Bill of Rights bears a lot more commonality with the pillars of Communism rather than a democratic Republic.
The EPA largely defeats the purpose for which it was supposedly designed
The Commerce clause was designed to resolve interstate disputes and regulate interstate trade, not make it mandatory
If you would like to start comparing government to the private sector, why don't you start with market investment vs social security investment, the fed vs the gold standard, British health care being hailed as the model while most living with it have to invest in supplemental health care if they want anything worth a damn, Canadian health care sponging off the US necessarily to make their system viable, corruption of farming subsidies, IRS with a track record of criminalizing single mothers as they've been targeted for monies from failed marriages, Dewey's continually failed public education system when compared to their private counterparts (see Chicago's teachers making enough to send their own kids to private schools), elected federal politicians never sending kids to public schools, federal politicians not electing to live off the same medical care as what they are about to mandate, federal politicians not electing to abide by any of the rules that they mandate for that matter, governmental cronyism at the bidding of the private sector benefactors to squeeze out small business counterparts, government's reliance on private sector's goods for military munitions, goods, and services.... you want more?... cause it's nearly endless.
And Woodrow Wilson is hardly the argument for a support of a Constitutional government. The ballpark that would be in would be far closer to socialism than a representative republic. Still think it's a democracy? Do a search for the word in the Constitution. Then do a quick search for "republic". Specifically, check Article IV Section 4 and let me know what you find.