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The US is NOT a Democracy

 

The US is NOT a Democracy

Contrary to popular belief the United States of America is NOT a Democracy.

We are in fact a Constitutional Republic.

Here’s the difference:

A democracy is where the citizens, not representative of the citizens, participate in the decision making.

Now for the smart ones out there- there is something called a representative democracy, however, as you will see this isn’t the same as a constitutional republic

A constitutional republic is where the officials are elected as representative of the people BUT- they are limited to governing within the power afforded them through their constitutional laws. Thus, limiting the governments power over its people. (this is the part missing from a representative democracy)

So next time someone says something about the US being a democracy kindly explain to them that they are incorrect.

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."

- Sir Winston Churchill

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