posted on Nov, 11 2004 @ 08:10 AM
Originally posted by Dan West
Mr Bush is on the World stage informing other countries that Democracy is great and that he lives in one of the world Democracies????? Huh
My questions are:
Why isnt he on the world stage pushing Republicanism
Why isnt he pushing for Democracy in the U.S.
Can anybody help me to understand
Well, after all look at who it is you're talking about. Most of the time Dubya is lucky if he gets through a short speech or even a simple catch
phrase without screwing it up completely. With his ever growing list of Bushisms and butchery of the language, I honestly doubt he has a clear
understanding of what Democracy or Republic means and is more than happy to just read what someone else writes for him.
Looking at the Definitions & Origins of the words themselves:
- From Latin res publica
, or "public affair", and suggests an ownership and control of the state by the population at
- From Greek demos
meaning "the people" and kratein
meaning "to rule" or "Rule by the People".
comes in two forms, that of Direct and Indirect. Direct being Individualized Power, or Truely a Majority Rule. Indirect being
Centralized by Representation of the many by the Few.
is usually described as a Representative Democracy
which the people elect government officials who then make decisions on their
behalf. Republics are also defined as the State with an Elected Head of State.
Now, as Valhall has used the term "Constitutional Republic" as the True Definition, I think you could also say that the term "Federal Republic" is
also equally as True. Federal Union of the States by Constitution establishing a Republican style Government.
In either case it is still not
considered a "Democracy", by most anyway, which is more in line with your question. In fact I'd say Bush
is spreading Bureaucracy
rather than Democracy