America isnt a democracy

August 14, 2016, 8:48 pm

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The debate "America isnt a democracy" was started by RogueAmerican on August 14, 2016, 8:48 pm. 26 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 11 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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RogueAmerican, Momos, Bodaciouslady16, yabbster, charlieholmes, shuhel_2005, thereal, Ematio, Grizzi, BPatron, debatelvr, fodfreddy8, dreclean and 13 visitors agree.
historybuff, NationalistGuy, SalonY, mirah_luv, AGustafson and 6 visitors disagree.

Two words.

Representative Individuals.

America, since we have people who the citizens vote for as Representatives, is a Representative Democracy.

If your thinking of a Dictatorship, that's when someone, a single individual not voted on by citizens, forcibly seizes control of an area.

2 years, 1 month ago

its SurelY a Democratic One...As people select their own leader its republic bt as they hv right its Democratic & the Party system is also a Bright sign of democracy

2 years, 4 months ago
RogueAmerican
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We are a democratic republic; a republic with democratic ideals. We limited the extent democracy could exist because democracy is dangerous.

3 years, 3 months ago

it sounds like you are describing direct democracy. but that is only one kind of democracy. and to be honest it is a kind that doesn't work very well.

3 years, 3 months ago

a democracy is any system where people vote for their leaders. there are many different kinds of democracy but a Republic, which America is, is certainly one of them.

what exactly do you think a democracy is?

3 years, 3 months ago

a democracy is a country governed by the whole population. america is not this. as a democracy is highly unrealistic and difficult to run, people typically class republics as democracies (even though they arent democracies) because its the closest thing to a democracy that you can get on large scale.

3 years, 3 months ago
RogueAmerican
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A republic is where the head of state and legislation are chosen by representatives. Its a democratic republic since we choose our electors amomg other things. The structure overall is a republic.

3 years, 3 months ago
RogueAmerican
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If you see that as a problem

3 years, 3 months ago
dalton7532
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I thought Republic was only something governed by a constitution, not just a represenative democracy. My bad, I had a brain fart.

3 years, 3 months ago

a republic is a representative democracy. you are just using a less precise description.

3 years, 3 months ago

America is actually a represenative democracy. I am suprised know one knew that. We directly elect represenatives to run the government and make decisions that we cannot always vote on ourselves. When it comes to the general, we still vote, but our electors represent us and vote the way we vote. However, the way our system is set up for electing of a president is not a direct democracy, and this can cause alot of problems, such a president winning regardless of the popular vote.

3 years, 3 months ago

a republic is a form of democracy. any government whose members are elected is a democracy.

what exactly do you think a democracy is?

3 years, 3 months ago

it is a rebublic, though some people classify rebublic as a type of democracy, making it both a republic ans democracy

3 years, 3 months ago
RogueAmerican
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Some people believe it is and should be more democratic

3 years, 3 months ago

well done for starting a debate on something that is literally an undebatable staple fact.

3 years, 3 months ago
thereal
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its a republic not a democracy.

3 years, 3 months ago

It never was, it was never intended to be. Democracy is just as susceptible to corruption as monarchy.

3 years, 3 months ago
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