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.
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?
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
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
People's Republic of China
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
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
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:
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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.
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