Republic vs Democracy



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Our system of government was never intended to be a democracy. Although many believe that we live in one, they have never been asked to vote on the decisions made by said government. Yet they believe that they are empowered just the same. We are not.

Canal: News & Politics
Subido: 24/01/09 a las 5:28 pm
Autor: AuntieZionist

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DeAnna Paris (el 20/02/15 a las 1:30 am)
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mannyvelo (el 30/12/14 a las 3:08 pm)
There are much too many takers in America now. All in line for the lavish promises made to them by their politicians who borrow from the future in order to deliver. Debt and deficits equal taxes --- the taxes are just deferred to the unborn children. When the rest of the world realizes that we can only monitize our debt to pay them back, the house of cards will collapse. Curious to know who our leaders will blame for America's demise in the hope of fueling Nationalism like Hitler did. 
Tom Evans (el 07/01/15 a las 3:30 am)
This is idiotic. If the People don't consent to a republic, then it's an oligarchy; and if they DO consent, then it's a democracy-- a democracy which simply CHOOSES a republic as their form of government, but has the power to OVERRULE it if they want. How much simpler could it be? As for the word "democracy" appearing in the Declaration of Independence, it's quite clear from the words "governments are established among men, deriving their just powers from consent of the governed... it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and elect new government." And the Constitution was an international compact among the states, ADOPTED by majority vote among the People of each state; meanwhile the states are OWNED by their respective Peoples! These obtuse statists will never learn; they fancy a "republic" as a corporate abstract with a mind of its own, which magically keeps the government from violating its rules-- "because the Constitution SAYS so!" But can anyone TRULY be that stupid-- that naive? I think not... rather, I believe that underlying this hatred of democracy-- for the right of the People to simply APPROVE of their own government, rather than be ruled by force by a self-appointed elite minority-- is simply an elitist conceit that the People are UNFIT to consent to their government, and that only the self-appointed elite know what's good for the rest of us.... whether we like it or not.. And it doesn't work that way; if the People don't agree to their government, then they are SLAVES to it. Simple as that. As such, it wasn't "plenty" that caused the fall of the Roman Republic; by "the people forgetting what freedom was;" it was the fact that the People had no power to OVERRULE the Republic, and thus corruption was able to take over by special-interest lobbies... .just as they do now. Ever since the Lincoln administration likewise overthrew democracy, the US has likewise become a global empire, in which lobbyists controlled policy, thus bankrupting the economy and expanding outward through war in the name of the "Pax Romana" of "liberating the world from barbarism--" or as we put it now, "American exceptionalism" of "making the world safe for democracy." This video demonstrates the types of brain-dead falsehoods that rationalize the fundamental problems with the American system-- and the absurd conclusion that it can be cured by simply "voting for the right people," rather than OVERRULING them by popular vote. 
Leftard1 (el 25/10/14 a las 6:15 pm)
"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." ~ Socrates Consider the following pattern: Someone posts a political video here on YouTube that is pro-right in nature. Then the leftists post comments that deny its' truthfulness without bothering to provide an explanation for how/why it isn't factually accurate; but they do include plenty of name calling directed at both the video and its' producer. And it doesn't stop there. If anyone dares to reply to a leftist's comment in a way that indicates agreement with the video and/or asks for a logical, fact-based argument for how/why the video is erroneous the leftists respond by calling them names as well. The above quote from Socrates explains why this pattern exists.
Tom Evans (el 26/02/15 a las 1:58 am)
How the fuck does a republic "limit government power" if the People can't overrule it? That's mentally delusional "magical thinking," and it shows why we're so fucked up in America-- i.e. the government does whatever it wants, and claims it's "following the Constitution." Meanwhile the candidates on both sides claim to fix it, but they just kick back money to the biggest lobbyist.
Billy Ray Whitfield (el 23/03/15 a las 10:25 am)
Time to Party again, with this current Obama Administration of tyrannical fecal worms, like it's 1776.
Robert Partridge (el 16/08/13 a las 12:39 pm)
An excellent video that was brought to my attention by +Jon Christner. For years I've been trying to explain to people the difference between *democracy* and *republican* government (not having to do with either US political party). This video does it and more quite well.
Sarthak Singh (el 12/08/14 a las 8:10 am)

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