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What is a Republic ?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    re⋅pub⋅lic
      /rɪˈpʌblɪk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-puhb-lik] Show IPA
    Use republic in a Sentence
    –noun
    1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
    2. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
    3. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
    4. (initial capital letter) any of the five periods of republican government in France. Compare First Republic, Second Republic, Third Republic, Fourth Republic, Fifth Republic.
    5. (initial capital letter, italics) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato dealing with the composition and structure of the ideal state.


    Any Questions?
     
  2. Salty

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    Yes, when did the US stop being a republic
     
  3. alatide

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    What's your point? Yes, the US is a Republic rather than a democracy because issues are decided by representatives of the people rather than a direct plebiscite.
     
  4. rdwhite

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    When our representative stopped listening to the will of the people and began to accomplish their own agendas.
     
  5. alatide

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    That's when it stopped being an effective republic but it's still a republic.
     
  6. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    "I'm sorry you have such a low opinion of our democracy." -- JustChristian on this forum yesterday.

    JustChristian...I thought you were an ingeneer...can't you even remember that yesterday you thought the country was a democracy?
     
  7. Aaron

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    When Congress assumed powers delegated to the states.
     
  8. billwald

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    >When our representative stopped listening to the will of the people and began to accomplish their own agendas.

    When Adam got kicked out of the Garden? Exactly when didn't our representatives have a sin nature?
     
  9. rbell

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    Is it just me, or do 90% of this guy's post make no sense whatsoever?
     
  10. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Nope not you at all.
     
  11. BigBossman

    BigBossman New Member

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    I got one: Since a "republican" is one who (allegedly) supports a "republic", & since the Republican Party has gone off course, shouldn't the party change their name to something else other than Republican? Just a thought. It would make sense.

    The definitions are very accurate.
     
  12. DrRandyGrace

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    This may be a better description of what our government has become:

    oligarchy [ol-lee-gark-ee]
    Noun
    pl -chies
    1. government by a small group of people
    2. a state governed this way
    3. a small group of people governing such a state [Greek oligos few + arkhein to rule]
    oligarchic
    oligarchical adj

    Just a thought.
     
  13. BigBossman

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    That sounds about right especially considering how Congress & the Senate doesn't seem to properly represent us. They only seem to be looking out for themselves & promoting their own agendas.
     
  14. LeBuick

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    Emphasis mine...

    Any questions?
     
  15. billwald

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    Question: Then why are the majority of the people on this list so unhappy if the US is a democracy and democracy is so wonderful?

    Isn't Russia also a Democracy?
     
  16. rbell

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    yet again...we are not a democracy...
     
  17. LeBuick

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    Democracy and Republic is a matter of semantics. The foundation and principles of each are identical.

    What is wrong with Russia? Millions of Russians love their country.
     
  18. Salty

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    Its more than semantics!
    Democracy is a system where each man is able to have a direct vote on each individual issue. Actually some New England Towns still do that once a year.

    More info from "Renewed Interest"
     
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    OK, we have a representative democracy. We elect people to represent us.

    Still, why are people on this list so unhappy with the people you elected to represent you?
     
  20. Revmitchell

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    We have a Republic

    Who elected who?
     
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