Monday, March 15, 2010

A matter of definitions.

Soviet: The word sovet in Russian means "council." The term first took on its twentieth-century political meaning during the 1905 Russian Revolution when "councils of workers' deputies (the Soviets) organized the events leading to a general strike in St. Petersburg in October of that year.

Interesting tidbit there. A Sovet is a council. Someone or a group of someones who are chosen to advise the people on what the best course of action should be.

Now a republic, on the other hand, is made up of people chosen to represent the larger population. These aren't chosen to provide council, but to find out what they are required to do by their constituents and present that as the course of action.

So, on the one hand we would have people that are chosen because they "know better" than their constituents and on the other we have people that are chosen to serve their constituents.

It would seem to me that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Emmanuel, and their crowd think that they are a soviet and have been acting as such.

I say we send them a message, loud, clear and often that aren't. They don't rule, reign, or even govern. THEY SERVE.


Christina LMT said...

Hear, hear!

W/V "craters" No joke!

K. Erickson said...

As I recall, didn't Obama say "We're ready to rule." during his president elect transition?

aepilot_jim said...

K. I think that was one of his staffers during an interview with one of the morning news shows. But I find it hard to believe his views were much different.

Crucis said...

Actually, this shouldn't surprise us considering how many avowed communists are on Obama's staff.

Old NFO said...

Agreed! Vote em out!