What form of Government does the United States Have?

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  1. Arthur Fontes profile image80
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    Are we Capitalists?  Are we a Democracy? Are we a Republic?  What definition would best describe the form of government that the United States currently possesses?

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's a business.

    2. DogSiDaed profile image55
      DogSiDaedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Commies in the closet wink

      Nah I'm just messing of course. It's very hard to define such a country in one word, I think a paragraph of description will beat any such attempt smile

    3. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Corrupt and heading towards socialism!

      1. rhamson profile image75
        rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you and why do you think that is?

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          Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Because the truth is undeniable and has never been more obvious!

    4. shazwellyn profile image65
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We all think we have liberty but we dont.  We think we have a democrasy.. but we dont.. we are watched 80 times an hour in our towns and we think we have privacy?  Crap!
      We are brainwashed and instead of setting against each other, we should set against those who use us and abuse us... these are our governments who dont know uck all about living life frugally and being controlled.  They control us and try to keep down with every psychological tactic that they can employ in order to control a society.

      1. shazwellyn profile image65
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        why doesnt anyone challenge me?  Tell me I am wrong for Gods sake!

        1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image80
          EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I think you are sugar coating things a bit.

          1. shazwellyn profile image65
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh... so it is worse that what I have said, eh?  Well, that doesnt suprise me!  Great... go for the jugular!  Come on tell the world how BAD it really is!!

    5. Dark knight rides profile image72
      Dark knight ridesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We are a Democratic Republic with a capitalist economy.

      1. TMMason profile image66
        TMMasonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That does sum it up. Hopefully that is what we will stay.

  2. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Republic

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image80
      Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree it is defined as a Republic.  Would that not give the States authority over the central government?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, that is not inherent in the term Republic.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Reality TV

  4. RKHenry profile image76
    RKHenryposted 8 years ago

    We are all the above in my opinion. 
    People are always trying to define the USA in 1 word, it is of my opinion that that is impossible to do.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very valid point Rolan, I would tend have to agree with you on this one.

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image80
      Arthur Fontesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly the problem I am having since technically there are some socialistic elements to our structure as well.

      1. RKHenry profile image76
        RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Very few I might add to your comment, but I think I know to what you are referring to.

  5. dyonder profile image74
    dyonderposted 8 years ago

    We're Capitalists, with a veneer of Representation.

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like that definition smile

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    politics, democracy

    economics, capitalism

  7. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 8 years ago

    What form of Government does the United States Have?


    A broken one.

  8. Tom Cornett profile image78
    Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

    Its a Dicktatership....we're the taters.   smile

  9. profile image0
    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    A Republic, according to the Constitution. In practice, an oligarchy.

    1. SparklingJewel profile image74
      SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes, I agree a bit...a Republic on paper, a pseudo democracy mask over an oligarchy in actions(secret and blatant), a twisted form of capitalism (capitalism is meant to be good)and a bunch of people that don't give a damn or just can't figure it out because all of the above are present at the same time...depends on who you talk to and how they run their life

    2. Petra Vlah profile image61
      Petra Vlahposted 8 years ago

      A TOTAL MESS

      1. nextstopjupiter profile image81
        nextstopjupiterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        100% true

    3. ediggity profile image62
      ediggityposted 8 years ago

      We are supposed to be a REPUBLIC!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkOcFVBoA-o

    4. manlypoetryman profile image75
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

      "Bizzaro Superman" style Government...where we look and sound like the government was supposed to look and sound...only we do things just the opposite!

    5. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 8 years ago

      Kleptocracy.

    6. profile image0
      Twenty One Daysposted 8 years ago

      I would have to agree with Madame.

      The US of A is an odd form of rule, where it's citizens are defined as "Assimilated contributors to the globalization of advanced Democracy"

      assimilate or annihilate

      And they thought the Macedon's and Roman's were ruthless. jeje

    7. atil profile image55
      atilposted 8 years ago

      Representative Republic

    8. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image80
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years ago

      Unnecessary.

      1. nextstopjupiter profile image81
        nextstopjupiterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Like all governments

    9. lostgirlscat profile image57
      lostgirlscatposted 8 years ago

      If as the Founding Fathers intended, a Representative Republic, as it now stands, a socialist mess.

    10. Misha profile image73
      Mishaposted 8 years ago

      You are right Sharon, that's why. smile

    11. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      All governments represent an ancient "altruistic" idea. It's this idea, for which, the citizens are unable to see as it is. smile

      1. shazwellyn profile image65
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        they might represent this, but dont practice it!  forget the smiley! lol

        1. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Shaz, you're a wonderful lady and a pleasant personality, but obviously, you read a little bit much into my statement or didn't understand it altogether.

          They might represent this? But, don't practice it?

          First off, YES they do practice it, and it's everyday that they do practice it. Every single Government worldwide practices. Each one inflicts damage on their own society. Why? Because, the people let them.

          There are very few people in the U.S. who can see anything for what it is. Their views are so skewed, they would be lucky if they can identify themselves in the mirror in the morning.

          What does Government represent? Usurping power and extending control, as though it was a their right to do, like they are better than everyone else on the planet. Creating laws that strip an individual right of choice. Creating laws that invade a person's right to life. Why? Because, they feel the need to make your life a living hell, while they get to be powerful and wealthy, off the hard work of others.

          No offense to you Shaz, it's not directed at you. I'm lashing out more at the rest of society, who refuses to step up to the plate and help do something about the problem. And, no I am not insinuating violence in any way, because that will not achieve anything at all, except get a lot of people hurt.

          The underlying problem is the PEOPLE. Don't you get it? It's you the citizen, who refuse to stand up for yourself. Sure, you can feel all high and mighty in this forum, but once you get off your computer, most are two-bit wannabes, who don't have the courage to do anything meaningful. They just complain about it, so they can make others feel bad, just like themselves.

          When the TRUTH is it's themselves who are limiting their own life, because they refuse to stand up for that very life. It's sad, pathetic and those who won't do anything, should be ashamed to call themselves Americans.

          If anyone feels like that they have been offended. Get over yourself and move on. This isn't about any individual person. It is about the UNITED STATES of America. Do YOU(people) understand what that means? If you don't, then I suggest you look up the word - Morality. The people B!tch about the Government, and the pathetic notion that putting another jackA$$ in office is really going to fix the problem? You must be dreaming! Again, if you've felt like you have been offended, then too bad. Your vision is skewed, otherwise you would see the truth - right before your very eyes - yet you sit and do nothing, because you have this pathetic view that nothing can be done. It's disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got it? I hope so. smile

          1. SparklingJewel profile image74
            SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            have you checked out www.givemeliberty.org   these are Americans that are really doing something tangible, organized and intelligent to hold the government accountable to its dessicration of the Constitution

            1. SparklingJewel profile image74
              SparklingJewelposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              again I point out...

          2. shazwellyn profile image65
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Actually, we are talking the same here.  And yes, I have stood up, on my own i may add, for rights of others outside of the computer - and I am being punished for it!  People in power have decided I am trouble.. trying to fight for the rights of the vulnerable.. and they have stopped me from helping - so what good has that done me and those that I help.. effing all.

            Yes, I am angry.. one person cant do it on their own - they need a group and most people are too frightened to rebel!  So, there you have it!

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              And for valid reasons. It would be citizens against military. The republicans get locked out of meetings on healthcare, how could the public get into anything? lol

              1. shazwellyn profile image65
                shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                interesting to note that my problem is a healthcare issue!

    12. profile image0
      Denno66posted 8 years ago

      Anarchy it is then.

      1. shazwellyn profile image65
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        maybe the nicey nicey appproach doesnt work?

    13. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 8 years ago

      We have a government god! lol

      1. shazwellyn profile image65
        shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        dont bring god into it, this is a people problem!

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Um....some of those people think he is god. You want to deny that? lol

          1. shazwellyn profile image65
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            no.. just dont go down the path.. people are corrupt, working off the energy of other people x

    14. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

      http://vote08.freedomblogging.com/files/2008/10/simpsons_angry_mob.png

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol

      2. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol That may turn into reality.

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image77
          Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          We are heading that way, if things don't start changing. Government officials are in denial about it I think.

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Denial and the fact that they underestimate the public because they believe they are elite. I think it's time for them to see who works for who. If they keep pushing, they will eventually get there.

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It already has.  The teabaggers et al are just as comical.

    15. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

      Right about now the screwed up kind!

    16. mikelong profile image69
      mikelongposted 8 years ago

      We have a plutonomy....

      Of course, I would call this the same as a republic in the Classical and pre-20th century United States.

      In both cases, a large percentage of the population, if not most, was ineligible to vote.

      Women...not vote..

      Not-Anglo..not a Roman...no vote..

      Not a property holder....no vote (of course, the U.S. would play around with using poor, either immigrants or poor native-whites to offset freed slaves and other groups considerd "undesireable")

      A recent study published in the media showed that the candidates or causes that got the most money in their campaigns won nearly every single time......

      Which is why health care reform is where it is....

      And is why we will not be leaving the Mid-East...but only be working more...

      And also why we are building up military bases in Columbia...while the media doesn't say too much about it all....

      Who does the School of the America's represent?

      Did you, the American citizen, authorize it? Is this done in your name?

      If you haven't even heard of it, what does it say about what you really know of your own country?


      Thoughts?


      The Mellons want to get back the oil fields they lost.......in Iran and  Venezuela...coincidentally.....right?

     
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