Why do you children think the US is a democracy

Thread Topic: Why do you children think the US is a democracy

PatrioticGamer76
Joined: Oct 24, '17
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It's alright, some people have different perspectives and opinions. The reason I'm a patriot is not because I support the President and his ideas, but support the nation itself.

I would like a woman president, but not Hillary Clinton, anybody but her.

Dawson can fight against stereotypes, but he cannot win. Why you may ask? Because sadly, this world is judged by prejudice, and sometimes prejudice is influenced by stereotypes of people. After all, I am a close friend of him IRL.
PatrioticGamer76
Joined: Oct 24, '17
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Also, Dawson, I'm not trying to reveal either of our identities, nor escalate the situation.
Mused Jade
Joined: Nov 29, '15
Status: Experienced
republic
rpblik/
noun
a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
archaic
a group with a certain equality between its

democracy
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noun
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
"capitalism and democracy are ascendant in the third world"
synonyms: representative government, elective government; More
a state governed by a democracy.
plural noun: democracies
"a multiparty democracy"
control of an organization or group by the majority of its members.

America is a republic. I know as it is right now, a lot of people hate America. The way our president is acting is quite redundant if I do say so myself.
d_h
Joined: Nov 21, '14
Status: Advanced
I honestly prefer Pence
d_h
Joined: Nov 21, '14
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by the way, I get your joke, Magie, you act like a female president isn't going to exist which is quite assumptious of you lol

North Korea was threatening us so he had to respond it want provoking. You cant ignore nuclear threats. America is facing the threat of a nuclear missile from North Korea. I don't think anybody in America would let that slide.
d_h
Joined: Nov 21, '14
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*wasnt provoking

If anything they have been provoking us for years.
FluffyEtini
Joined: Feb 3, '16
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we learned about ancient Greece
that was a democracy
we have a republic/ representative democracy
yay
The Dude
Joined: Nov 19, '13
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We are a democracy. We're just an indirect democracy rather than a direct democracy (hence we indirectly vote on things through representatives). Not exactly sure what the difference between an indirect democracy and a legitimate republic is, but google says "a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives". We don't hold supreme power, ultimately the government does whatever the f--- it wants, but we hold significant de jure influence over what they do.

Also, I'm not sure how many countries actually consider themselves a 'republic', but I know the only five communist nations left have "Republic" in their official name, so I'm not sure if Republic's really what it sounds like.
The Dude
Joined: Nov 19, '13
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Also you're an ass.
Slim_t
Joined: May 7, '10
Status: Senior
I think mainly people just use democracy as a layman's term for any social form government.
I think also that a republic is a form of democracy? Could be wrong about that. Great topic though
d_h
Joined: Nov 21, '14
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The term they use when talking about a republic in communism is Actually called a "people's republic" which is basically several present or former communist or left-wing states. Therefore, it's a completely different form of government.

also, side note, You said I'm an ass hole but I don't see how so in this context.
The Dude
Joined: Nov 19, '13
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I called you an ass because you referred to anybody who claimed the US was a democracy as "children".
d_h
Joined: Nov 21, '14
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Well I know I'm an ass so good point out