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vrand
02-15-2009, 7:35 PM
An explanation of the various forms of government and political systems, and why America is not a democracy, but a republic.

http://www.flixxy.com/political-systems.htm

tube_ee
02-15-2009, 8:12 PM
It's a democratic federal constitutional republic

We vote for representatives who legislate on our behalf in a federal system whose parameters are defined in a written constitution.

Not all republics are democratic. Pre-imperial Rome, for example, was a republic, but nobody voted for Senators.

Not all republics, even democratic ones, are federal, and there are many degrees of federalism.

Not all democratic republics have written constitutions. Great Britain, for example.

--Shannon

tankerman
02-15-2009, 8:16 PM
And you just figured this out? The Bill of Rights ensures that a 'majority' can not trample rights.








Say The Pledge of Allegiance a few times, then get back to me.

M. Sage
02-15-2009, 8:36 PM
It's a democratic federal constitutional republic

We vote for representatives who legislate on our behalf in a federal system whose parameters are defined in a written constitution.

Not all republics are democratic. Pre-imperial Rome, for example, was a republic, but nobody voted for Senators.

Not all republics, even democratic ones, are federal, and there are many degrees of federalism.

Not all democratic republics have written constitutions. Great Britain, for example.

--Shannon

It's a federal republic with democratic traditions.

Great Britain is not a republic of any type. It's a democracy, which is why it's falling to pieces. They've chosen to ignore the documents that placed limits on government, and gone to mob rule.

vrand
02-15-2009, 8:54 PM
It's a federal republic with democratic traditions.

Great Britain is not a republic of any type. It's a democracy, which is why it's falling to pieces. They've chosen to ignore the documents that placed limits on government, and gone to mob rule.

"Those who refuse to learn history are bound to repeat it"

Dark&Good
02-15-2009, 9:06 PM
It's a "should-be republic".

vrand
02-15-2009, 9:38 PM
It's a "should be republic".

Bookmark this site for future use

We now have the complete set of U.S. Statutes at large from 1789 through
2007 online at

http://www.constitution.org/uslaw/sal/

The files are PDF image-over-text and searchable. We have a local
search form on the page that will enable search through the entire set
once Google indexes it. To the best of our knowledge they are not
available anywhere else online, either on a government site or a
university site.

nicki
02-15-2009, 11:07 PM
What we are supposed to have is a Constitutional Republic composed of Sovereign states where Government's authority comes from the Consent of the Governed, that the government recognizes and respects that our rights come to us from the creator and that the government's job is to promote and protect our rights.

The reality is that the values espoused in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were under attack even before the ink was dry on the documents.

1913 is the year that I feel our Republic was murdered and was replaced by and born in its place was a infant centralized government that would eventually grow into the socialist democracy that we live in today.

The sad thing is our Republic was murdered and most Americans didn't see it happen or even care.

Nicki

sb_pete
02-15-2009, 11:15 PM
^^^
Year of the passage of the 16th amendment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution) for those who were wondering...

DDT
02-15-2009, 11:33 PM
^^^^^^

Income tax for those STILL wondering...

vrand
02-16-2009, 7:08 AM
What we are supposed to have is a Constitutional Republic composed of Sovereign states where Government's authority comes from the Consent of the Governed, that the government recognizes and respects that our rights come to us from the creator and that the government's job is to promote and protect our rights.



Everyone should read this and save it to the hard drive before it falls
under the book burning procedures of the Federal Goverment

JAMES JACKSON KILPATRICK

THE SOVEREIGN STATES
Notes of a Citizen of Virginia

http://sovereignstates.org/books/The_Sovereign_States/SovStates_Contents.html

GMONEY
02-16-2009, 7:38 AM
Tag

glockman19
02-16-2009, 7:46 AM
We began a Republic, became a Democracy with the passage of the income tax in 1913 and are now more a Oligarchy.

.....Neat Phase...

Anarchy

Most forms of government fail when the government demands more than the populace can support.

Today in CA we're at that point.

vrand
02-16-2009, 9:59 AM
We began a Republic, became a Democracy with the passage of the income tax in 1913 and are now more a Oligarchy.

.....Neat Phase...

Anarchy

Most forms of government fail when the government demands more than the populace can support.

Today in CA we're at that point.

The Federal Government gets around this by just borrowing more money from the Federal Reserve (Private Company).

The Federal Reserve Act passed Congress, on Christmas Eve 1913, on a mostly partisan basis, with most Democrats in support and most Republicans against it.

The Golden Rule:
"He who has the gold makes the rules."