What is America's true form of government?

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What is America's true form of government?

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:57 pm

We are NOT a Democracy...We are a Republic....Lets get this straight Folks....
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Re: What is America's true form of government?

Postby buckmeister » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:17 pm

That is a great film, to bad its not shown in our schools.
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Re: What is America's true form of government?

Postby HtownBlaster » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:05 am

Article 4, Section 4 of the US Constitution


"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
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Re: What is America's true form of government?

Postby dudejcb » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:14 am

That's a pretty good explanation, but what's your point? I will guess you are positing that the curent administration is headed toward oligarchy. Is that right? if so, I think you are mistaken.

Actually we are a democratic republic...we elect, not appoint, most of our leaders.

Main Entry: re·pub·lic
Pronunciation: \ri-ˈpə-blik\
Function: noun
Etymology: French république, from Middle French republique, from Latin respublica, from res thing, wealth + publica, feminine of publicus public — more at real, public
Date: 1604
1 a (1): a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2): a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government b (1): a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (2): a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government c: a usually specified republican government of a political unit <the French Fourth Republic>
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Re: What is America's true form of government?

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:12 am

We are a Constitutional Republic...not a Democratic Republic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2kAV4-b ... re=related

Our voting system is democratic.

My point is if we don't change the direction our country is going with all the debt financed expansion borrowing huge sums of money from other countries, we will end up a banana republic. :hi: And I'm not talking republican vs. democrat here. It's more individualists ideas vs. centralists ideas, I am an individualist and I can see where the road leads following centralist ideas...
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