Republic vs Democracy

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Republic vs Democracy

PostBy: dll On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:41 pm

Most Americans today have been persuaded that our nation's governmental system is a democracy and not a republic. The difference between these two is essential in understanding Americanism and the American system.

Here is a 10 minute video history of the American republic as compared to other historical forms of government.

http://dotsub.com/view/ce99207d-a6be-4ec7-8478-bf901201f5ad
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Re: Republic vs Democracy

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:03 pm

"In matters of power let no more be heard of the confidence in man but bind them down from mischief by the chains of the constitution."

-TJ


"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."

-GW
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Re: Republic vs Democracy

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:43 pm

AGREED
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Re: Republic vs Democracy

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:11 pm

Representative democracy as it has evolved here in the US sucks big time in my opinion. Professional politicians are a perversion of the original intent of the framers of the constitution who foresaw citizens entering and leaving government service as able to return to the private sector. Not living off the fat of the land for an entire career and then retiring with a fat pension and a lucrative consultancy. What a bunch of blood suckers!
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