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    Ok. Here's another question and this one is open for the wisecrackers. If Republicans believe in less govt, then why do they even bother fielding a candidate? Is it just to be a pain in the Democrat's butt who thinks that more govt is the way. And another thing, why are countries that have the right to vote and elect officials called "democratic" countries and people refer to these countries as a country of "democracy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murral stark View Post
    Ok. Here's another question and this one is open for the wisecrackers. If Republicans believe in less govt, then why do they even bother fielding a candidate? Is it just to be a pain in the Democrat's butt who thinks that more govt is the way. And another thing, why are countries that have the right to vote and elect officials called "democratic" countries and people refer to these countries as a country of "democracy"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mngundog View Post
    You deserve the beating your about to take.
    Just trying to lighten the mood. I am ready for this one. You're right, I deserve this beating.

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    Isn't a democracy a form of government where majority rules (mob) i.e, democrats and a republic a representative form of government which follows laws (Constitution) i.e., republicans? Hmm makes you wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmo View Post
    Isn't a democracy a form of government where majority rules (mob) and a republic a representative form of government which follows laws (Constitution) i.e., Republican? Hmm makes you wonder.
    Yeah it makes me wonder; but for a WAY different reason than you would understand

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    Since you have no idea what I'm wondering about why don't you enlighten me. I understand that the Republican party does not prescribe to the same ideals as our founding fathers. So please shine some of your wisdom down!
    Last edited by coachmo; 08-31-2012 at 12:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmo View Post
    Isn't a democracy a form of government where majority rules (mob) i.e, democrats and a republic a representative form of government which follows laws (Constitution) i.e., republicans? Hmm makes you wonder.
    um, not quite, almost.
    re·pub·lic

       /rɪˈpʌblɪk/ Show Spelled[ri-puhb-lik] Show IPA
    noun 1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.

    2. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.

    3. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.

    4. ( initial capital letter ) any of the five periods of republican government in France. Compare First Republic, Second Republic, Third Republic, Fourth Republic, Fifth Republic.

    5. ( initial capital letter, italics ) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) by Plato dealing with the composition and structure of the ideal state.

    de·moc·ra·cy

       /dɪˈmɒkrəsi/ Show Spelled[dih-mok-ruh-see] Show IPA
    noun, plural de·moc·ra·cies. 1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

    2. a state having such a form of government: The United States and Canada are democracies.

    3. a state of society characterized by formal equality of rights and privileges.

    4. political or social equality; democratic spirit.

    5. the common people of a community as distinguished from any privileged class; the common people with respect to their political power.
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    Um, sorry depends on which definition you use, but thanks for the input. So are you saying that majority doesn't rule in a democracy or that a republic doesn't follow a set of laws? Curious!
    Last edited by coachmo; 09-03-2012 at 09:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmo View Post
    .... the Republican party does not prescribe to the same ideals as our founding fathers.
    do tell?
    they had just tossed off a king.
    BIG gov. vs. small gov.
    gosh, they musta been libertarians!
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