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Forum Post: Where In The Constitution Does It Say We Are Are Supposed To Be A Democracy?

Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 8, 2012, 9:14 p.m. EST by XXAnonymouSXX (455)
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It seems to me more and more lately that 51% of the population controlling 49% of the population isn't the best form of government anymore. Does it even say anywhere in the constitution that we are to be a democracy? What's the old saying..."Democracy is like 2 wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner". Not really sure I like this anymore. What else can we try?



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[-] 1 points by neveragain (55) 10 years ago

What it does begin with is...We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings for ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this constitution of the United States of America.

[-] 1 points by maxo2k (1) 10 years ago

we have 'representational democracy' also can be defined as 'democratic republic' China and USSR are republics, but not democratic. the wolves/sheep metaphor is incorrect metaphor for democracy. democracy works thru consensus and compromise in method to reach goals. certainly democracy can have problems , which is why we have presidents but corruption can and always does create disfunction even in the best conceived systems of governance.

[-] 1 points by XXAnonymouSXX (455) 10 years ago

But our fore fathers suggest that democracy is not a most favorable system. I think the metaphor for democracy is correct. Majority rules.


[-] 1 points by rickMoss (435) 10 years ago

Who the hell told you this was a Democracy. It is a republic. That's why we get treated like like second class citizens. We're not really in charge. But then that's no secret.

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[-] 1 points by XXAnonymouSXX (455) 10 years ago

No one. That's what I'm saying. It is not a Democracy. It is a Republic. I agree.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 10 years ago

It is both. It is a democratic republic:

republic |riˈpəblik|


a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

[-] 0 points by smartcapitalist (143) 10 years ago

You have no idea what 'second class treatment' is. Stop wallowing in self pity. Get real dude


[-] 0 points by FreeDiscussion1 (109) 10 years ago

Darwinism. Survival of the fitest.

[-] 1 points by neveragain (55) 10 years ago

Yep, we are all surviving and the tables can turn at any moment. Who is afraid of whom?


[-] -1 points by Scout (729) 10 years ago

you can have a fascist dictator.......oh no wait a minute USA has already got that.