reply to post by TheImmaculateD1
NO, what I am saying is most people believe this government is a democracy. Pure democracy is not what this country was founded on, and the fact we
have gotten so FAR from being a Republic is causing most of the ills in this country.
Republic Definition Dictionary.com
a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by
any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
Democracy same .com
government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected
agents under a free electoral system.
a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.
a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.
I do find it very interesting the dictionary even calls it a democracy when in fact it is a democratic republic.
One of the things find super interesting is how many POTUS have been related???? hmmm that shouldn't happen in a Republic!
Other definitions stress Rule of Law, see Webster
a (1) : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2) : a political unit (as a nation)
having such a form of government b (1) : a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by
elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (2) : a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of
government c : a usually specified republican government of a political unit
a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by
them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections
: a political unit that has a democratic government
capitalized : the principles and policies of the Democratic party in the United States
Also you have to bear in mind the Party Names of Republicans and Democrats have hanged meaning and what each Party Name stood for, more than once over
the history of our country.
Republicanism is not the same as democracy, for republicanism asserts that people have unalienable rights that cannot be voted away by a majority of
voters. Since the 1830s when Alexis de Tocqueville warned about the "tyranny of the majority" in a democracy, advocates of the rights of minorities
have warned that the courts needed to protect those rights by reversing efforts by voters to terminate the rights of an unpopular minority. (This
concern actually pre-dated de Tocqueveille by decades, and was the primary reason for the Bill of Rights, as protections for individuals and minority
factions against the power of the democratically elected federal government.) "Republicanism" is derived from the term "republic", but the two
words have different meanings, and people sometimes confuse them. "Republic" is a form of government and "republicanism" is a political
ideology.[clarification needed] Two major parties were explicitly named after the idea—the Republican party of Thomas Jefferson (founded in
1793, and often called the "Democratic-Republican party" by political scientists), and the current Republican party (founded in 1854).
Benjamin Franklin: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.
John Adams: Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
Thomas Jefferson: A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%.
James Madison: Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the
rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.
John Witherspoon: Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state - it is very subject to caprice and the madness
of popular rage.
Karl Marx: Democracy is the road to socialism.
*shrugs* I see big differences...but that's just me