Discussion in 'Politics' started by Amelia, Dec 21, 2011.
True or False: The United States of America is a democracy.
We are a constitutional republic with a representative democracy...mostly.
I chose "it's complicated."
The U.S. is supposed to be a democracy. However, it is, in actual fact, a plutocracy. Therefore, I cannot say that it is one.
To those who claim that it's "a republic, not a democracy": it's quite possible for a government to be both. That's called a representative democracy or a democratic republic, and it's what the U.S. is supposed to be.
A republic that is not a democracy is instead an aristocratic republic. Those who favor republican government but are against democracy are, therefore, in favor of aristocracy. I am not.
"Under the Republic for which we stand."
Neither... we are a corporatist Plutocracy....but thanks for playing.
We have a form of democracy. We are a Representative Republic with democratic elections for our representation.
I'm pretty sure only TM thinks the US is a democracy.
I'm pretty sure not.
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