America Is Not a Democracy, but it should be, that is the problem

What is The United States

  • 1) a Republic

    Votes: 5 62.5%
  • 2) a Democracy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3) it is both a republic and a democracy

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • 4) flawed democracy

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • 5) an oligarchy

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    8
Sep 2018
572
100
KC, MO
#13
Yep
A Convention Was Held To 'Fix' The Confederation
Instead They Threw It All Out The Window
And Started From Scratch
In Attempted Secrecy, Behind Closed Doors

Another Convention Of States Could Do That Again
Which Is Why
I'm Not A Proponent Of A New Convention Of States
 
Nov 2012
39,955
11,573
Lebanon, TN
#14
Yep
A Convention Was Held To 'Fix' The Confederation
Instead They Threw It All Out The Window
And Started From Scratch
In Attempted Secrecy, Behind Closed Doors

Another Convention Of States Could Do That Again
Which Is Why
I'm Not A Proponent Of A New Convention Of States
What is failing in the us, other than Crisis mongers in congress.

This is why we need term limits for Congress, and Senate... 3 Terms for congress, 3 terms for the Senate. leave the Courts lifetime

This why the Government has short term, mid term and long term stability in the branches.

The house allows new blood in, the senate has a mid range of stability by allowing for less turnover, and the courts would have long term stability.
 
Nov 2012
2,545
1,563
Rhondda
#15
I'd say the 'States were a plutocracy sometimes limited by democratic elements. They contains some deeply admirable people, but the federal structure set up to placate the slave-owners way back when makes it difficult for them to do the good they might, whereas gerrymandering and brainwashing make things a near-pushover for the rich and nasty.
 
Sep 2018
572
100
KC, MO
#16
Except There's No Gerrymandering For The Senate
They Were Originally Selected By State Legislatures
Not Popular Vote

The Courts Are Selected By The Chief Executive
Which Is Changing
That Is How Best To Balance The Courts Politically

As Per Thread Banner
Democracy Is The Worst Thing That Could Happen
When Everything Is Up To A Vote
It's What The Founders Called 'Tyranny Of The Majority'
A Principle Lenin Favored As 'Dictatorship Of The Proletariat'

In Other Words:
Non-Stop Robbery From The Top Down
Or:
Equality In Poverty For All
 
Sep 2018
6,579
1,086
cleveland ohio
#18
Votes

Because They Care

BTW
The United States Is A Bicameral Republic
When the members of the United States Constitutional Convention met in 1787, terminology was still unsettled. Not only were democracy and republic used more or less interchangeably in the colonies, but no established term existed for a representative government “by the people.” At the same time, the British system was moving swiftly toward full-fledged parliamentary government. Had the framers of the United States Constitution met two generations later, when their understanding of the constitution of Britain would have been radically different, they might have concluded that the British system required only an expansion of the electorate to realize its full democratic potential. Thus, they might well have adopted a parliamentary form of government Democracy - Democracy or republic?
 
Nov 2012
39,955
11,573
Lebanon, TN
#19
you gave us a multiple choice answers to the question, but none of your multiple choices are correct..

we are a REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC.