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Is it real democracy in US?

  1. shussain86 profile image60
    shussain86posted 7 years ago

    Is it real democracy in US?

    In US, a very dominant population is against the factories which produce weapons! Being a democratic country, why US people are not successful in stopping the nurseries which promote terrorism and war all around the world? Is there a real democracy in US?

  2. J D Murrah profile image62
    J D Murrahposted 7 years ago

    The United States was never set up as a democracy. It was designed as a representative federative republic. A democracy would amount to mob rule. So in answer to your question of whether there is a real democracy in the US, the answer is no.

    Since we are not a democracy, the opinion of the mobs are limited. The opinions of the people often vary from State to State. The simple answer to the first question as to why the US people are not successful in .... is that the government does not want to stop it. The people may want it stopped, but as long as the government is making money, increasing influence and trying to meddle in everybody's business it will not change. The nature of the government would need to change and the priorities change before it stops those actions you ask about.

  3. Mimi721wis profile image58
    Mimi721wisposted 7 years ago

    I feel America has real democracy. If we are not careful we will soon see a watered down version of democracy. Our politicians lie and side with whom ever they need to push their personal agendas through. Be it foreign or domestic. They count on us never digging for the real truth.

  4. point2make profile image79
    point2makeposted 7 years ago

    The United States is not a democracy.......it is a Republic. The two forms of government are not the same and have very distinct differences.
    A democracy's primary foundation is the rights of the majority where the government plays a pivotal role in defining those rights.

    A republic's foundation is the rights and freedom of the individual . Individual rights and freedoms are the very essence of a Republic and they do not come from the government they are guaranteed by the Constitution which, ultimately, restricts the powers of the government. That is a very different form of government than a Parliamentary Democracy.

    So your question is difficult to answer until you understand the differences involved.

  5. Katharella profile image82
    Katharellaposted 7 years ago

    I'm in full agreement with -Point2Make- as that is the truth! America is a Republic. I wish more people realized what he said.

    Just because we might have a Democrat for a President now and again doesn't change our Government. Even though they have different views most of the time, does not mean they don't have to confer with each other in order to make a change.

    I am going to make a hub on this subject so you can further understand -Point2Make- excellent answer to this question. Maybe with a longer simplified answer, it would be easier for you to understand. I would like to invite you to put a follow on me so you can read it, and comment, so if you have further questions, other American's can chime in with their replies.