Try to change everything. Words mean things. This country was founded as a Republic. Where did you come up with Democratic representational republic? Did you just make that up? What left leaning site died you pull that off of?<quoted text>
Actually, it's a democratic representational republic, thank you.
And as for the "common good" - synonymous with the phrase "general welfare" - where have we heard that phrase.
Why, it's from those damn "Democratic Socialist" who drafted the Constitution of the United States of America:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
"Promote the general welfare" - Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison and that gang of liberal Democrats.
Also I see nowhere where it says "work for the common good", except in the communist websites.
This country has become a form of a democratic republic over the years as the state legislatures used to pick the representatives to be sent to Washington. Now the people vote on it and are not doing a very good job for themselves or their states. More and more people are being taught that this country is a democracy. It was never meant for this country to be ruled by a mob of people. That is a majority rules concept. If majority rules we need no laws as the majority will decide what will and should be done with each situation.That is what is happening now as people have started voting themselves handouts. Our republic has been changed into a form of a democratic country, where almost anything that the brainwashed majority thinks is o.k. is done.It will be the downfall of this country.
In my mind there us a lot of difference in the meaning working for the common good, than promoting general welfare for our defenses and secure blessings of liberty to OURSELVES.