View Poll Results: What is our form of Government?

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Thread: What form of Government was the US founded as?

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    What form of Government was the US founded as?

    Simple question....
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    The US was founded as a Limited Republic. That is, a Republic where a limited selection of the population was allowed to be involved in the political process. Where the US has gone most wrong is by overly expanding the selection of the population that is allowed to be involved in politics.

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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    Where's the poll?
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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

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    Where's the poll?
    It should be up!
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The US was founded as a Limited Republic. That is, a Republic where a limited selection of the population was allowed to be involved in the political process. Where the US has gone most wrong is by overly expanding the selection of the population that is allowed to be involved in politics.
    A limited government, as the founders intended. I'm waiting for those who ignorantly think we are a democracy.
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    A limited government, as the founders intended. I'm waiting for those who ignorantly think we are a democracy.
    I dropped the ball with my vote lol. Yea, we're a constitutional republic.
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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    It was founded as an oligarchy, because only about 5-15% of the people living within the United States were eligible to vote at the time the Constitution was ratified. Since then, it has evolved into a representative republic.
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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It was founded as an oligarchy, because only about 5-15% of the people living within the United States were eligible to vote at the time the Constitution was ratified. Since then, it has evolved into a representative republic.
    That is far from the truth, we were founded as a republic. The founders clearly stated that.
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I dropped the ball with my vote lol. Yea, we're a constitutional republic.
    Well, it's "a republic, if you can keep it". As Franklin stated.
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: What form of Government was the US founded as?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    That is far from the truth, we were founded as a republic. The founders clearly stated that.
    Yes, they STATED that. But then, so does Vladimir Putin. The reality was that only 5-15% of the population of the United States had a voice in their government at the time of the Constitution...that looks a lot like an oligarchy to me.
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