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    The USA is a republic. A republic is a representative democracy. The founders designed this republic to prevent tyranny of the majority, to protect the rights of the individual from being denied because a majority didn't like it. It's why they designed a 3 piece federal government that had checks and balances that still had the people as the power over them. It's why they designed a house of the people, a chamber of the states, and an office of the nation, so that all 3 groups had equal representation in the government.
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    “whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you end up an apologist for mass murder.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    The USA is a republic. A republic is a representative democracy.
    To SmarterthanYou: No it is not. The Founders created a Constitutional Republic because they wanted no part of democracy. Is that why you and your kind try to:

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    CONVINCE AMERICANS —— AND THE WORLD —— THAT THE U.S. IS A DEMOCRACY.
    The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. It is the freedom to refrain, withdraw and abstain which makes a totalitarian regime impossible. Eric Hoffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flanders View Post
    To SmarterthanYou: No it is not. The Founders created a Constitutional Republic because they wanted no part of democracy. Is that why you and your kind try to:
    there are different kinds of democracies..........a constitutional republic is a form of democracy because the people do vote for their representation........not sure why that's difficult to understand.
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flanders View Post
    I never heard a Democrat call this country a republic
    Obama saying the Pledge of Allegiance, which includes a reference to "the Republic."


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