Dan J (el 04/10/13 a las 9:26 pm)
This is something that seems to never be shared enough with other.
What is a Republic? And what is a Democracy? It seems many people do not
know these answers today.
Here is a bit of education on this, I'm sure most people today don't really
Joseph Gabrielli (el 29/11/13 a las 4:36 am)
...This video makes me so very sad for the intelligence of this generation.
A democracy is not mutually exclusive from a republic. For example, the UK
is a monarchy and a democracy because the head of state is the Queen and
the head of government is elected through the democratic system, the US is
a republic and a democracy because the head of state is vested in law
through the constitution while the head of government is elected through
the democratic system. In short one is a monarchy the other a republic but
they are BOTH democracy's. Also, anarchy is not a governmental system it is
the advance of a government, however it is unpractical and is only ever
referred to for changing a democracy to a communist state.
David Rukstales (el 27/11/13 a las 6:08 am)
Voting in elections is not democracy
MsBeccaLeigh (el 23/11/13 a las 12:17 am)
+TheNavigateur . "So yeah - the founding fathers were vague about "the
people" and didn't include their kidnapped slaves - what a surprise. These
"Republican" anti-democratic people don't realize that it's because of the
democratic interpretation of the constitution that many (but not all) of
their rights ARE protected." No offense, but I think you may not have all
of the facts when it comes to the intentions of our Founding Fathers in
regards to slavery. The Constitution was not "pro-slavery' and you'd be
surprised to learn the reasoning behind the 3/5 Rule that was discovered by
Franklin Douglas. It was also the Southern Democrats who owned slaves for
the most part. The Republican Party was founded by a coalition who all
shared the goal of ending slavery. Abraham Lincoln was the first
Republican POTUS, after all.
Kamel P (el 19/11/13 a las 4:54 pm)
Democracy is a system where two alcoholics are more important than
university professor. Democracy is one of the reasons for the extinction of
isaac messenger (el 05/11/13 a las 9:11 pm)
Juries are told what they can and can not think by prosecutors who are told
what they can and can not think. Juries have the power to nullify a law,
making it in effect extinct. This is because in a true democracy the rule
of law is the people and the people are the rule of law. Introduce
capitalism and you have a system where the rule of law is deceit. But men
are not naturally moved by profit but rather reputation. And when this
reputation is on the line, men will sell their soul to protect it
dragontfh (el 05/11/13 a las 9:42 am)
this is a good video
TheNavigateur . (el 04/11/13 a las 7:37 am)
Unanimity is a noble goal. Until it can be achieved, the majority decision
must be taken because otherwise the representative ends up being chosen by
a self-appointed group who cannot speak for the broader public. There is a
slight difference between a regional majority and a "mob", whereby a mob
can be assembled quickly and still be a minority of the people.
Dawn2388 (el 04/11/13 a las 2:15 am)
@Navigateur - [representatives shall be chosen by the people]? I believe
you are mistaken. Is this decision done with a "unanimous" vote by the
voters? A "unanimous" decision (i.e. full agreement) would be a "republic".
A "majority" vote would be a "democracy".
pteryan25 (el 31/10/13 a las 1:24 pm)