T/F: The U.S. is a democracy

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The U.S. is a democracy.

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  2. False

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  3. It's complicated.

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  1. Amelia
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    True or False: The United States of America is a democracy.
     
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    False
     
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    Republic
     
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    We are a constitutional republic with a representative democracy...mostly.
     
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    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.
     
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    "Under the Republic for which we stand."
     
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    Neither... we are a corporatist Plutocracy....but thanks for playing.
     
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    We have a form of democracy. We are a Representative Republic with democratic elections for our representation.
     
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    I'm pretty sure only TM thinks the US is a democracy.
     
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    I'm pretty sure not.
     

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