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originally posted by: Harpua
a reply to: JoshuaCox
dismantling environmental protections of water and air for short term profits?
The case arose because a non-profit corporation produced and sought to air a documentary named Hillary: The Movie that was highly critical of Hillary Clinton while she was seeking the Democratic nomination. The Federal Election Commission blocked its release, on the grounds that the movie violated the rules regarding “electioneering communications” in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), so Citizens United sought an injunction against the FEC’s action.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
Ok class everyone say it with me...
A true democracy does not work beyond about the size of a city state, and would certainly never work on the level of the United states.
originally posted by: Dookie Master
a reply to: Harpua
Richard Nixon, Dec. 2 1979
It's a short, but good article highlighting the cooperative, non-partisan nature of what it took to create this agency.
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Harpua
Democracy has been around since ancient Greece, leftism since around the 1800s. Democracy is not a leftist ideology.
Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία dēmokratía, literally "rule of the people"), in modern usage, is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament.
The term republic has many different meanings, but today often refers to a representative democracy with an elected head of state, such as a president
The Founding Fathers of the United States rarely praised and often criticised democracy, which in their time tended to specifically mean direct democracy
Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative republic or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy. Nearly all modern Western-style democracies are types of representative democracies; for example, the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, Ireland is a unitary parliamentary republic, and the United States is a federal republic.