In 1787, a delegation from the original 13 states representing the Continental Congress assembled to discuss and form a better government. The existing government, the Articles of the Confederation, was weak and more of a state by state governing body. The objective of the conference was to unify the states and separate them from the tyranny of English rule. The Constitution of the United States was born out of the conference. “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.” The Constitution would support a Republic. Meaning, delegates from each state would be selected to represent the people of their state. The government would consist of three branches. 1) The Legislative branch would elect delegates from each state based on the population of the state so that the states would have equal representation. 2) The Executive branch would run the government and consist of an elected President and its administration. 3) The Judicial branch would impartially interpret the law of the land (The Constitution). The three branches of government were designed to play equal roles in the administration of policy. Above all, the three divisions would check and balance each other.
The new Republic would be a Democracy (rule by the people). In a pure democracy, all citizens have an equal vote to determine the best path to proceed on any given issue. The problem with democracy is that what is good for one group of citizens is not always good for their neighbors. For example, if you lived in a village that borders a nice clear stream, you have a perpetual source of water. If your village decides a lake is better than a stream and the village votes to dam the stream, the water supply for the village downstream is cut off. A Republic has a constitution, (law of the land) that would prohibit such a decision. It protects the total rather than pander to random will. In theory, a Democratic Republic is an ideal form of government. The problem is not in the ruling articles but in the administration of the articles by corrupt officials.
Because men's natures are corrupt no form of human government can be trusted. God intended men to govern by Theocracy, “Government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided.” (Webster) All people need to do is turn from their self inflicted wickedness and ask God to take over. “If my people who are called by my name become humble and pray, and look for me, and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chr. 7:14) Theocracy has been the alternative government for six thousand years, yet no majority has trusted God to keep his word. If you are looking for human government to solve the world problems you are one of many misguided souls destined for disappointment. Not all is lost, the time will come when the Earth will be governed by Theocracy. “For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder. These will be his royal titles: “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” “The Prince of Peace.”(Isa.9:6) For more about the coming Theocracy read Study More: the end of the age (Lesson 3).