A democracy, or a republic? Just asking to see what everyone else thinks.
Answer by pagan_mama at 3:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Dec. 28, 2008
A republic is where the people directly vote for their representatives. So in a sense we vote for our senators and congressmen as well as our local officials. It means that we elect officials that represents the constituents. However, a democracy is where every citizen votes for every law and policy. We have this only when we vote for initiatives at the ballot box. So in a sense we do have a little bit of both but democracy does not happen over all in the U.S. over all. For example, in California voting on Prop 8 is an example of democracy in action. The people decided law/policy directly. And our pledge to the country says: "And for the REPUBLIC" - so case in point : The U.S. is a republic. Easy question and for those who said democracy please go back to elementary school. It always surprises me how truly uneducated people are.
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