Why do democrats think the United States is a democracy? and to the ((((republic)))) for which it stands on nation under God?
The government of the United States was never intended to be a pure democracy. In fact, most of the institutions today’s activists complain about were designed to thwart the pernicious effects of too much democracy. They’re anti-democratic by design. Rather than flaws that require remedy, these institutions were (and are) essential safeguards for individual liberty.
The Framers knew that in its pure form democracy could be dangerous. The writings of the founding era are replete with warnings of this fact:
“Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments,” Alexander Hamilton wrote. “If we incline too much to democracy we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of a dictatorship.”
Thomas Jefferson lamented that “a democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.”
James Madison argued that democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
John Adams concluded that democracy “never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
one nation under God
- FoofaLv 710 months ago
When you don't teach kids how the government works they grow up into adults who don't know how the government works.
- CliveLv 710 months ago
I don't care what you think the USA is or who you quote. The fact is that it is a representative democracy and a republic. If it were not a representative democracy, why does it keep having elections?
And a republic simply means "not a monarchy". Why do Americans never learn this?
- GlacierwolfLv 710 months ago
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
- Anonymous10 months ago
maybe America is a democratic republic. If it was a a true republic, the people would not be able to vote in elections and the leader selected my a group of senators and congress.