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Is the United States a Republic or a Democracy?


So most people believe the United States is a Democracy. The US was actually founded as a Republic. Some of the founders had put much thought in what they wanted the country to be. They knew that all of the previous democracies in the past had failed, and moved towards tyranny. So they created a Republic with democratic processes. Who can tell me the differences of a Republic and Democracy? Also, why have all Democracies failed in the past, and if true why did we switch from a Republic to a Democracy instead of listening to history?

 

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    SportsBetter 4 years ago

    I completely agree, although our country has been fighting a central bank since our founding.

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    My Esoteric 4 years ago

    You have the perfect answer in your hub, Gecko, so I will only expand a little. 1) The Continental Congress is what conservatives seem to want to replicate and 2) our democratic republic idea is actually historically based-on Greek and Roman ideas.


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    Warren Samu (thegecko) 4 years ago

    Have things really changed much then? The wealthy at the top ruling over the rest of us. Doesn't seem to matter which form of government we choose (or, they choose) =\


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    My Esoteric 4 years ago

    I can never get the capitalization right, and it Pisses me of, lol. I freely capitalize conservative, constitution, president and other such words sometimes properly and sometimes not and it upsets me that I don't remember when to and when not to.


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    WD Curry 111 4 years ago

    Have you ever heard of a referendum? Many issues are put on local and state ballots for an up or down vote by the people. We worked hard to outlaw gill nets in Florida. It was one person, one vote for that issue.

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    Chris Hugh 4 years ago

    Hey, how do you get a picture to show up in your comment?


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