The Difference between a Constitutional Republic and a Democratic Republic.
The difference between a Constitutional Republic and a Democratic Republic is that in a Constitutional Republic the people, as a king, rule over their property and business, under God (limiting the power of government), while in Democratic Republic the people cut out God, trading in their property and business and selling their souls to the "Common Good." In other words, government is run by consensus, i.e., without a conscience (having a "super-ego" instead).
The "super-ego" is influenced by the "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., the crisis of the 'moment,' making 'compromise' the law of the land, while the conscience holds us to established rules, commands, facts, and truth we have been taught (and contracts we have sworn to uphold and protect). This is why almost all politicians lie today. Having no conscience they believe that the ends (getting into office to "serve and protect 'Common Good,'" i.e., "the people") 'justifies' the means (lying, i.e., seducing, deceiving, and manipulating the people, i.e., doing whatever it takes to get into office, without getting caught—showing us how they will run "their office" once they are "in").
"We must develop persons who see non-influencability of private convictions [people with a conscience] in joint deliberations [in a consensus meeting] as a vice rather than a virtue." (Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change)
"Bypassing the traditional channels of top-down decision making, our objective centers upon transform public opinion into an effective instrument of global politics." "Individual values must be measured by their contribution to common interests and ultimately to world interests.... transforming public consensus into one favorable to the emergence of a stable and humanistic world order." "Consensus is both a personal and a political step. It is a precondition of all future steps." (Ervin Laszlo, A Strategy for the Future: The Systems Approach to World Order)
© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2016