"A Republic, If You Can Keep It!"~Benjamin Franklin & Why We Are a Republic, Not A Democracy

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    Jul 04, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
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    Jul 04, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    We are both. There are Republicans and Democrats in polyticks.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 04, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    I liked that a lot, very informative.
    The Republicans act like they would love the tyranny of the elite.

    George W. Bush went so far as to say that he wouldn't mind a dictatorship, as long as he got to be the dictator.
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    Jul 04, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    that would be a great video if it weren't riddled with misleading straw men arguments. any seventh grader will tell you the US operates under the form of a mixed government and is better described as a representative democracy (a phrase advocated by Madison). I also found it funny that the video mentioned the word democracy doesn't appear in the declaration of independence, but neither does the word republic. i recommend you also check out his video on the civil war being fought on states' rights as opposed to slavery (which it was, but it's a bastardization of history to say slavery was not a main focus of those rights)
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    Jul 04, 2010 5:39 AM GMT
    Are we not a Democratic Republic? Right? Did I not pay attention during Civics classes? We democratically create the laws and the laws (State, Federal and The Constitution) are supposed to be the what rules us.
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    Jul 04, 2010 9:50 AM GMT
    who cares both teams bat for the same dude, all of you are mere peons,,

    also not all dictatorships are bad.. cuba sucks because i cant buy a 3rd pied a tierre.. singapore's nice since they take a fiscal approach.. they increased rates to tighten credit and cut stimulus to curb excessive leverage/waste and now their economy's posed to expand even more..

    .. while we print and print using our hope for gay marriage as our carrot stick to leverage wallets. good thing i placed my bets, albeit against the gullibility of my own very fagdom, but it's paying off.
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    Jul 04, 2010 10:39 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    calibro saidthat would be a great video if it weren't riddled with misleading straw men arguments. any seventh grader will tell you the US operates under the form of a mixed government and is better described as a representative democracy (a phrase advocated by Madison). I also found it funny that the video mentioned the word democracy doesn't appear in the declaration of independence, but neither does the word republic. i recommend you also check out his video on the civil war being fought on states' rights as opposed to slavery (which it was, but it's a bastardization of history to say slavery was not a main focus of those rights)

    Slavery was also responsible for the Electoral College and the whole institution of the Senate itself. It warped the entire political structure. So much for the 'genius' of the Founders.


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    Jul 04, 2010 10:54 AM GMT
    I find it hilarious that the FFs were generally afraid of an uneducated public voting during elections.

    Now, the only requirement to vote is age. It seems their fears have come to pass.
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    Jul 04, 2010 11:20 AM GMT
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