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Originally posted by soficrow
Some people believe that the US cannot be a democracy and republic at the same time - and insist that the US is NOT a democracy.
The USA is BOTH a democracy and a republic, IMO. Think of it like the substance and the delivery system - democracy is to republic as nicotine is to cigarettes, as drug is to needle.
Do you think the US is a democracy? Or not?
The United States is a REPUBLIC ruled by democratic ideals. If a state or states really wanted to they could secede from the union. Maybe thats what should happen. Then we could REALLY see how United the states are........