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      11-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by DieselDiner View Post
We live in a republic. Learn the difference.
in case people don't know....

By definition, a republic is a representative form of government that is ruled according to a charter, or constitution, and a democracy is a government that is ruled according to the will of the majority.
A republic is designed to protect the right of the INDIVIDUAL from will of the majority. Administrations past and present have introduced laws and amendments degrading the Constitution, which at one time did a fine job of protecting the rights of individuals from the majority. You would think that most democrats would realize this since they seem to champion the idea of fairness for everyone. I guess this idea seems lost on republicans because the democrats want fairness for everyone at the expense of a few.

When you cut out the garbage that the government want's us to focus on and quarrel about, democrats and republicans generally want the same things. A stable economy, national security, equal opportunity for all. This, then begs the question; if democrats and republicans are against deficits, why are there deficits? If democrats and republicans are against high taxes, why are there high taxes. There really are only a hand full of people (545) who are in control of this ship. Surely we haven't chosen the cream of the crop?.?.
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