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  • A democracy.

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  • A republic.

    7 36.84%
  • A mixture of the two(explain)/other

    12 63.16%
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    Re: What is America?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Republican Plutocracy.
    I agree with this.

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    Re: What is America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Are we a democracy? A republic? A mixture?

    This question arose in this thread: http://www.debatepolitics.com/dating...post1059711668

    Basically, what are we?
    Both. We're a republic and a representative democracy.

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    Re: What is America?

    A place that is even less free, fair, and backwards than our original oppressors at this point.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: What is America?

    It's looking more and more like a kakistocracy.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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    Re: What is America?

    All democracies, as long as they aren't electing a heriditary monarch (and ending the democracy) are republics.

    A republic is just a form of government without hereditary monarchs -- it is a very broad category.

    The U.S. is a republic with a government that includes democratic processes, but it can't simply be called "a democracy."

    Representative democracy fits better. Representative federal constitutional republic is even closer, but that's a lot of damn words.

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    Re: What is America?

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    All democracies, as long as they aren't electing a heriditary monarch (and ending the democracy) are republics.
    Canada is a Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy, not a Republic.

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    Re: What is America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Canada is a Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy, not a Republic.
    Yeah, y'all still affiliate yourselves with "that foreign queen."

    Like us, you have democratic elements in your gov't, but Canada's not just a democracy.
    Last edited by other; 08-07-11 at 03:01 AM.

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    Re: What is America?

    The reality of our practices aside, we are supposed to be a democratic republic. Predominantly republic, with democratic attributes.

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    Re: What is America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Basically, what are we?
    Basically, this:






    ....oh, and to answer your question, a federal republic.
    Last edited by Jeezy; 08-07-11 at 03:02 AM.
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    Re: What is America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    Basically, this: [...]
    I sure am glad we didn't pick the turkey as our national symbol..



    ...just not the same.
    Last edited by other; 08-07-11 at 03:05 AM.

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