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Countdown to the end of the Republic (USA)

 
 
parados
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:38 am
@MASSAGAT,
I wonder if H2OMan will be along to tell MASSAGAT that the US isn't a democracy.
parados
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 07:39 am
Day 13

Another day and the Republic is still kicking. Bored perhaps after Obama's 17 minute answer to a question but still kicking.
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parados
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 02:19 pm
@H2O MAN,
The US is a democratic Republic.

You really shouldn't get your information from RW radio. It makes you look stupid.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 02:24 pm
@parados,
Waterhead doesn't seem to understand the word 'republic.' Castro's Cuba is a republic, fachrissake. The test of freedom isn't whether a country claims to be a republic. The test is whether it is a democracy which democratically elects its legislature and governmen t.
parados
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 02:26 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Except squirt wants to argue that "democracy" only means a pure democracy.
I quoted from Adams' letter, which squirt used to tried to show that we weren't a "democracy", which disputed his ignorant argument. I notice he hasn't addressed what Adams said yet. He just keeps repeating the Hannity and Rush told him. He is clearly unable to think for himself.
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parados
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 02:35 pm
@okie,
Oh for F*** sake. You guys are so damn ignorant and then you wallow in your ignorance.

If the US is NOT a democracy okie then why are you arguing that the US can follow other democracies and become a dictatorship? You don't even follow your own arguments it seems.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 02:40 pm
I suspect they don't know what a republic is, either. A republic is a government of laws, in which no person or organization is above the law. The democratically elected Congress passed the law necessary to enable health care reform. So, in fact, they don't agree with the principle of a republic, either. In a republic, whether or not it is a democracy (and our republic happens to be a representative democratic republic), the law trumps all else, and that goes for health care reform in this example.
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MASSAGAT
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:22 pm
@Merry Andrew,
wromng- Merry Andrew-Review the definition given above!
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MASSAGAT
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:24 pm
@parados,
Another day and Obama's Job Approval Rating continues to slide downwards and the public still holds that Obamacare is not acceptable by a wide margin.
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Another day closer to Nov. 2nd when many Obamaites will be defeated at the polls.

ONLY 213 days left to go.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:28 pm
@parados,
Lucky 13.

Good work.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:31 pm
@parados,
parados wrote:

Oh for F*** sake.


Do you agree that the US is a constitutional republic or are you stuck on the ignorant notion that it's a democracy?
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:34 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Well, aren't you the ignorant one.
The problem with you is that you fail to understand this fact.

The US is a constitutional republic.

djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:40 pm
@H2O MAN,
it seems lately the US is a constipational dyspeptic, but that might just be from my vantage point

maybe that healthcare reform can offer a tonic
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:48 pm
13 eh?

No signs of doom?

There's people who are VERY disappointed by this, you know.
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MASSAGAT
 
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Reply Sat 3 Apr, 2010 06:49 pm
h2o- Parados obviously cannot read.

Note:


A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens.

In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches and the will of the majority of the population is tempered by protections for individual rights so that no individual or group has absolute power.

The fact that a constitution exists that limits the government's power makes the state constitutional. The head(s) of state and other officials are chosen by election, rather than inheriting their positions, and that their decisions are subject to judicial review.
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