Just An Important Reminder - The US Is Not A Democracy

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Who cares about semantics at this point?

Either way, it doesn't work as is.

What you need in the UK is for people to stop dilly-dallying and put the brakes on the removal of THEIR rights.




posted on May, 1 2012 @ 07:49 PM
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Democracy = 3 wolves and 2 sheep sitting around a table discussing what's for dinner

Constitutional Republic = Same wolves and sheep, same discussion, except the sheep are well armed and well informed and dare the wolves to try it.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Thanks. There is so much they have to skip when cramming what amounts to two full semester classes into one for Am History and Politics. That part about the debt never got mentioned at all. I'll ask about that when I go back in.. That is an interesting detail given the low simmering hostilities that continued after the war and led into the next one that burned our House down.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 08:41 AM
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Ok, riddle me this:
As you say, in a democracy 50.1% rule over the 49.9%
Let's imagine something cracy, like 50.1% would want to do something wierd, like, I don't know, let's try something really, really out there...

Amend the constitution to ban Alcohol.

In a constitutional republic the right of the minority to drink what they want is protected how?



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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America is not a democracy. I saw this thread some time ago and thought it should be bumped to counter any america democracy threads on the recent articles page.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by TooBigToJail
America is not a democracy. I saw this thread some time ago and thought it should be bumped to counter any america democracy threads on the recent articles page.


So is it more a republic like the peoples republic of china is, or more like the republic of iraq was?

Can you amend the US constitution to ban the sale of alcohol?



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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Constitutional Republic that elects representatives democratically.

We are a democracy, we have >50% of the population dictating who is going to be representing us in our republic. In the case of the presidency, we usually have >50% telling us who will be our president.

Remember, Obama received 53% of the popular vote. My congressman won 51% in 2008 (it was higher in 2010). We are a democracy because we use democratic principles in all of our elections.

If you're arguing that we're a 'true' democracy...I really, really don't think anyone's arguing that.

We have democratic elections like every other democracy in the world. If we were a 'true' republic we wouldn't have any say, whatsoever in our governments policies.



posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Editing to add that this post is a response to MysticPearl. So sorry that I did not use the correct reply button.


Don't be too hard on them. They are products of our continually worsening education system.
edit on 21-5-2012 by MsAphrodite because: clarify my response



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by narwahl
So is it more a republic like the peoples republic of china is, or more like the republic of iraq was?


Republic of the United States
Republican Party
Democratic Party

People's Republic of China
Communist Party

It's almost like the word "republic" doesn't really mean anything anymore. None of these political factions are what they say they are. The US "Republican" party breaks the rules of its own republic and the "Democratic" party is more socialist than anything, both of them support military conquest which it appears most people don't want, as it always has been when you send Americans off on a conquest.

A lot of these forms of government aren't necessarily mutually exclusive to each other, they evolve and change into different things over time. The US might be called a Republic, but when it stops functioning as a republic and becomes they complex monster it has today the "Republic" is just for show.

They ought to just go ahead and call it what it is, a corporate oligarchy. The return to tyranny:

Oligarchy of the United States
Puppet government A
Puppet government B

Capitalist China
Authoritarian Party


Originally posted by narwahl
Can you amend the US constitution to ban the sale of alcohol?


Not likely, unless they want to kickstart a revolution. There are a few things that surpass our "god given rights" and will not be taken from Americans. Alcohol is one of them, the internet is probably another.

It's all about the worship of money now, welcome to the 21st century and the tyranny of wealth:
edit on 22-5-2012 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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Look it doesn't matter what we call it on either side of the pond.

Right now we live in a Corporatocracy...

What we need to achieve is the annulment of citizens rights for Corporations so that we may make individuals responsible for their actions.

Second, we need to nationalize funding for political parties so that they all have the same amount of election money and more importantly so that they are indebted to we the people, their electors AND sponsors.

We need to break the back of Corporations and big money so that they cannot LEGALLY influence OUR representatives.

Cosmic..





 
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