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McMurphyJohnson December 17th, 2016 7:25pm

Which type of government is better, a democracy or a republic?

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LeftLibertarian Peak Political Discourse
12/17/16 7:11 pm

Like direct democracy vs representative democracy? Cause I'm going to keep calling out the idea that "we're not a democracy we're a republic" where ever I see it, it's like saying we don't drink liquids, we drink water.

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 7:24 pm

I embrace the "we're not a democracy, were a republic" argument in criticizing republicanism.

LeftLibertarian Peak Political Discourse
12/17/16 7:26 pm

I suppose you can use to point out how undemocratic the founding fathers were, and how the undemocratic aspects of the Constitution have not protected any minority other than the extremely wealthy and powerful, as James Madison himself admitted he felt aught to be the primary role of government

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
12/20/16 2:04 pm

Get rid of the oligarchy like the Republicans want it

googer11 Minnesota
12/17/16 7:02 pm

Stupidity vs corruption

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/17/16 6:09 pm

Democracy by a mile. I don't trust other people to run my life.

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McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/18/16 7:41 am

You trust mob rule? This actually surprises me doc.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
12/18/16 9:06 am

Mob rule is terminology which I believe was created by the founding fathers to justify maintaining their elitist power.

Krystina Live and Let Live
12/17/16 1:13 pm

Republic by a large margin. Individuals and minorities lose protection under a democracy because you can end up with majority or mob rule. youtu.be/RiKAs8Po24I

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McMurphyJohnson say what now
12/17/16 12:26 pm

Republic - by far in my opinion.... the more democratic we get the closer we get to the shithole that Greece has been in for the past 5 years.... after all, who doesn't want higher wages, greater pensions, and a giant safty net?

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