Is the US a democracy?

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    tell us why you believe it is or is not.
     
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    Tell us why you need to be taught (again) the 9th grade level basics of our govt.
     
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    then teach if you think you have some facts.
     
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    I wonder why none of the right are rushing in to say we are NOT a democracy?
     
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    Well, it's not a matter of belief, it's a matter of fact. We are a Republic. At an elementary level, the main difference between the two is that in a direct democracy everyone has a say in all decisions and the majority rules. In a Republic, people elect others to make those decisions on their behalf and there are sometimes protections in place to prevent the majority from trampling over the minority.
     
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    This is why you don't ever waste time proving anything to TM, she refuses to learn. It's wasting time.
     
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    Its a representative republic...... so no its not a (true) democracy.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Maybe most have you on ignore?
     
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