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We're a republic not a democracy.


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58 minutes ago, Marysara1 said:

My problem with the poll is about media brainwashing? Both sides are trying to convince people they are the one's trying to save it.

You are correct but remember it's a rhetorical game. One side blames Russian interference for Trump's election and the other blames election fraud for Biden's. They are both equally suspicious of election integrity. But they're just noise. The only ones taking them seriously are each other. Tune them out. 

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10 hours ago, LuckyDan said:

You are correct but remember it's a rhetorical game. One side blames Russian interference for Trump's election and the other blames election fraud for Biden's. They are both equally suspicious of election integrity. But they're just noise. The only ones taking them seriously are each other. Tune them out. 

Unfortunately this is not correct.   Republicans in high positions in state, local and federal government are taking the Trumpist position on "stolen election" very, very seriously.  They are putting forth candidates (who are winning) who emphatically believe that the election was stolen and that Democrats use illegal methods to steal elections.  They have people already in office who believe this.

Therefore they are rewriting the laws and regulations on elections such that Republican voters will be favored over others.  If a Democrat should win, Republican dominated legislatures or Republican officials may be given the power to reject the results and choose a Republican victor.

The Democrats have done nothing even remotely similar to the above.

You cannot "tune them out" just as the Germans could not tune out the Nazis or the Russians the communists.  

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44 minutes ago, ElCid said:

The Democrats have done nothing even remotely similar to the above.

First, they tried to make it a law about not needing I.D. to vote. a judge has ordered Fauci and another Biden's administrations employee to turn over e-mails they sent to social media sites. Not what they posted but using influence to stop certain information from being posted.

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Re: WE'RE A REPUBLIC NOT A DEMOCRACY.

All minority groups should give thanks we are a republic not a true democracy.  In the latter, everything can be voted on and that will be that. In a democracy the majority truly rules.

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Republic is a catch all name for any government that isn’t outright absolute monarchy or a theocracy. Every country in the world is a republic to some extent except maybe the Vatican and the in exile Tibetan government. Plato’s Republic set the groundwork for the term’s use in politics but you would be hard pressed to find any society even vaguely resembling that one nowadays. 

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13 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Re: WE'RE A REPUBLIC NOT A DEMOCRACY.

All minority groups should give thanks we are a republic not a true democracy.  In the latter, everything can be voted on and that will be that. In a democracy the majority truly rules.

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America is a representative democracy. What you are describing is “mass line democracy” that the Chinese pushed. 

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