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  • Republic

    7 19.44%
  • Democracy

    1 2.78%
  • Constitutionally limited democratic republic.

    22 61.11%
  • Swiss cheese (other)

    6 16.67%
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    What Best describes the United States?


    Republic

    Democracy

    Constitutionally limiteddemocratic republic.

    Swiss cheese (other)

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    I vote other: Social Democracy

    I WISH we were a Constitutional Republic but... times chage
    If you need to misrepresent your opponent's position, you don't really believe in yours, you have no integrity and as Tony Montana says, "Any man without his word is a cockroach."

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    In theory, a Constitionally limited democratic republic.

    Specifically, a Republic where government powers are limited through Constitutional means, and where the governing representatives are elected in a democratic manner.


    In practice we're not far from an Oligarchy, in that the real movers-and-shakers are an elite club that's hard to get into, and a plutocracy where those with the money dominate the political scene.

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Republic

    Democracy

    Constitutionally limiteddemocratic republic.

    Swiss cheese (other)
    in reality or on paper?

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    In theory, a Constitionally limited democratic republic.

    Specifically, a Republic where government powers are limited through Constitutional means, and where the governing representatives are elected in a democratic manner.


    In practice we're not far from an Oligarchy, in that the real movers-and-shakers are an elite club that's hard to get into, and a plutocracy where those with the money dominate the political scene.
    I don't think this could have been put better.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    In theory, a Constitionally limited democratic republic.

    Specifically, a Republic where government powers are limited through Constitutional means, and where the governing representatives are elected in a democratic manner.

    In practice we're not far from an Oligarchy, in that the real movers-and-shakers are an elite club that's hard to get into, and a plutocracy where those with the money dominate the political scene.
    Who are they and how so? If you mean politically maybe... but in the private sector? Most wealth is new money.
    If you need to misrepresent your opponent's position, you don't really believe in yours, you have no integrity and as Tony Montana says, "Any man without his word is a cockroach."

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    I said that it was a Republic. Unfortunately, I cannot call it what is supposed to be... a constitutionally limited democratic republic. It hasn't been that in my lifetime.

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    I don't get hung up on labels.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham
    Iíve always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals. - Lindsey Graham

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    An oligarchical constitutionally limited democratic republic.

    It is a system where a large portion of the citizen voters are so lazy in their exercise of voter franchise that they allow the elite, through their use of money, to decide that a narrow field of approved candidates shall rule.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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    Re: What Best describes the United States?

    Bourgeois democracy
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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