Do we want a Democracy, or a Republic?

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  1. tooAlive
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    Which one do we want and why?
     
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    I'm happy with living in a democratic republic.
     
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    We are a democratic republic based on a constitution.

    I'm fine with it as it is.
     
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    even my flamin'-lib father-in-law recognized that mob rule (i.e., pure democracy) is a bad thing...

    his favorite saying was "The masses are asses and not fit to govern themselves"...
     
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    Our founders were very wise to set up a Republic. I don't think most people understand that a Direct Democracy amounts to little more than the Domination of the Majority over all Minorities.
     
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    It's clear the majority want the mob rule of a democracy.

    We ignore the law and Constitution on a regular basis to get what we want.
     
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    It does not matter what we want. We have a democratic Republic. If you want a pure Democracy you need to rewrite the Constitution in its entirety.
     
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    We want whatever will convince the minority on the far right that normal America doesn't support their agenda.
     
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    First two responses are wrong... No surprise to me.


    We live in a representative republic.... Not a democracy. (And it needs to be repaired)

    Our elected representatives go to the nations capital and vote for the people they "represent" back at home.
     
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    Are you being serious right now?
     

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