Further Proof that Unions are American Ingenuity at its Best.

Tonight I submit to you my public comment in 
reference to the last Townboard meeting over Agenda Item 11 and the 
passing of the change of 
verbiage from "Representative Democracy" to 
Constitutional Republic. After two weeks of indepth research I have found 
that nowhere in the 
United States Constitution, is it declared that we 
are a Constitutional Republic. Even after 
researching the Nevada 
State Constitution, 
I have found there is no reference to Nevada being a Constitutional Republic either.

The State Constitution reads as such; The Act of Congress Approved 
March Twenty First A.D. Eighteen Hundred and 
Sixty Four “To enable the 
People of the Territory of Nevada to form a Constitution and State Government and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal 
footing with the Original States,” requires that the Members of the 
Convention for framing said Constitution shall, after Organization, on 
behalf of the people of said Territory, adopt the Constitution of the United States.—Therefore, Be it Resolved, that the Members of this 
Convention, elected by the Authority of the 
aforesaid enabling Act of Congress, Assembled in Carson City the Capital of 
said Territory of 
Nevada, and immediately subsequent to its Organization, do adopt, on behalf 
of the people of 
said Territory the Constitution of the United States.

Furthermore using the Pledge of Allegiance as proof of a Constitutional 
Republic is faulty logic at best. The Pledge of Allegiance is not a 
legal document but an Oath of loyalty.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written 
in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, who was a Baptist minister, a 
Christian socialist, and the cousin of socialist utopian novelist 
Edward Bellamy. Bellamy "viewed his Pledge as an 'inoculation' that would 
protect immigrants and native-born but insufficiently patriotic Americans 
from the 'virus' of radicalism and subversion."  The original 
"Pledge of Allegiance" was published in the September 8th issue of the 
popular children's magazine " The Youth's Companion " as part of 
the National Public-School Celebration of Columbus Day, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the 
Americas. The event was conceived and promoted by James B. Upham, a marketer for the magazine, as a campaign to instill the idea of 
American nationalism by selling flags to public schools and magazines to 
students. Bellamy's original Pledge read as follows: " I pledge allegiance to
my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, 
with liberty and justice for all."

And again, nowhere in the United States Constitution are we declared a 
Constitutional Republic; The Preamble to the United States 
Constitution serves as a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's 
fundamental purposes and guiding principles. It states in 
general terms, and courts have referred to it as reliable evidence of, the 
Founding Fathers' intentions regarding the Constitution's 
meaning and what they hoped the Constitution would achieve;

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.

So if anything at all, The United States Constitution  is the Union contract 
that State Representatives signed to become members of a Union of States.

Further proof that Unions are American Ingenuity at its Best.

At this time I respectfully request that the Townboard please review their 
decision on item Agenda number 11, from August 30th of 2011 and 
amend it accordingly.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chicken Hammer
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 04:38:18

    Hey TurboKitty!

    I agree that our constitution does not explicitly declare our country a constitutional republic. However, by definition the USA is a constitutional republic.

    While I’m not intimately knowledgeable with the structure of the government of the State of Nevada I do believe it has a state constitution (which makes it constitutional) and I believe the head-of-state and other officials are elected (which makes it a republic) therefore, the State of Nevada is a constitutional republic.

    I did find your post interesting but missing a few details.


  2. TurboKitty
    Sep 11, 2011 @ 05:17:36

    Again, nowhere in either legal document is it stated that we are a Constitutional Republic, rather we are a blend of many different types of Government. From Constitutional Republic ( like the Republic of China) to Representative Democracy (which involves voting for Representatives), who then take our case in the form of a bill to be made into a law with a majority rule. Furthermore we also institute forms of Monarchy wherein the President appoints certain officials … you are lacking research here. We are a Polyarchy.


  3. ZR
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 21:13:18

    Article 4 Sections 4: guarantees to every State in this Union a Republican form of Government.

    You need to read your Constitution harder and understand it better,The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. Much of what they are doing at all levels does not tow the mark


    • TurboKitty
      Feb 21, 2012 @ 22:52:21

      Many people forget about the Supremacy Clause … I suggest you look it up for further reference and we are a Government based on Representative Democracy, as evidenced by our voting system.


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