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Yet More Thoughts and Prayers !   currents

Started 5/8/19 by gunter; 24321 views.



Just to correct one thing.  We are not a Constitutional democracy.  We are a Constitutional 'Republic'. :)  Our founders hated a democracy and warned us against having one.  Even though we hear all of our leaders servants call us a democracy, they are wrong, and I imagine, most know it.

Zo (Arcanumist)

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Is the United States a democracy or a republic?

One of the most commonly encountered questions about the word democracy has nothing to do with its spelling or pronunciation, and isn’t even directly related to the meaning of the word itself. That question is “is the United States a democracy or a republic?” The answer to this, as with so many other questions about meaning, may be phrased as some form of “it depends.”

Some people assert that a country calling itself a democracy must be engaged in direct (or pure) democracy, in which the people of a state or region vote directly for policies, rather than elect representatives who make choices on their behalf. People who follow this line of reasoning hold that the United States is more properly described as a republic, using the following definition of that word: "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."

However, both democracy and 
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The boy had ordered all the parts he needed to make guns, including semiautomatic weapons, and the boy had been selling them.

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Earlier in the week, after one of Ethan’s teachers caught him researching ammunition on his phone during class, his parents failed to respond to a voicemail and email from the school alerting them, according to McDonald.

Instead, she said, Jennifer texted Ethan: “lol I’m not mad at you, you have to learn not to get caught.”

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Did I mention ... it runs in the family ?

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