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The resources provided here can help us understand the foundations of our unique form of government. Many are surprised to discover that the United States government is was never intended to be a democracy, but was designed to be a Republic at both the Federal and State level. The Constitution became a contract between the people and thier governments and between the state governments and the federal government. The Contract clearly defines and severely restricts the Federal authority and requires that most of the business of government be transacted at the state and local level.

Take the time to read the immortal documents and then visit the links to State and Federal legislative activities and check in on your representatives. It may surprise you what they are up to - especially when you understand what they ought to be doing... They are under oath to be true to the enumerated principles and provisions of the Contract - The Constitution of the United States.


"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxillary precautions."

- James Madison -