Republic vs. Democracy

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    What's the difference -- and which one is the US?
     
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    A Democratic Republic is a form of Democracy. We elected people to represent us in Government. The US is a Democratic Republic.

    A pure Democracy would not work. That would mean on every decision the Government would have to hold an election with EVERYONE voting on it.
     
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    representative republic.
    not a democracy. not a free country.
    We have freedoms.
     
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    For once, RGS is right.

    It's a matter of type versus form

    We are a republic

    we are a representative democracy

    we are also a federation
     
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    Thankies, folks. Most helpful!
     
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    The Army training manual from 1928 made the distinctions pretty clear:

     
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    With that, I move the discussion be adjourned. Would anyone like to second the motion?
     
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    Actually I wonder if a direct democracy might not be a bad idea. It's certainly more doable in this day and age of technology then it was some time ago. Maybe it would keep Congress from trying to cram so much down our throats. And hopefully it would get people a little more plugged in to poitics.
     
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    Thank you very much for respecting the definition of words.

    Good post
     
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    Our government is a type of Democracy.
     

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