Republic v. Democracy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

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    We have grown accustomed to hearing that we are a democracy; such was never the intent. The form of government entrusted to us by our Founders was a republic, not a democracy.1 Our Founders had an opportunity to establish a democracy in America and chose not to. In fact, the Founders made clear that we were not, and were never to become, a democracy:


    http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=111
     
  2. hillclimber1

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    from the article:
    A republic is the highest form of government devised by man, but it also requires the greatest amount of human care and maintenance. If neglected, it can deteriorate into a variety of lesser forms, including a democracy (a government conducted by popular feeling); anarchy (a system in which each person determines his own rules and standards); oligarchy (a government run by a small council or a group of elite individuals): or dictatorship (a government run by a single individual).
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    The link to Barton's Wallbuilders shows the error of your research, and casts doubt on your point. He has been proven time and again to be a revisionist, a liar, and fabricator of quotes to support his revisionist reconstructionism.

    Yes, we are a republic . . . a democratic constitutional republic. Pure democracy would have us vote on every single issue...who knows, maybe that'd give us better results...but we have a democratic say though our elected representatives.
     
  4. Alcott

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    Yeah... a day in public school would begin with an organized prayer, no student would be bused to a school farther than the closest one to him to equal racial makeup, and all but maybe a very few states would have the death penalty.
     

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