Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The U.S. is NOT a Democracy!!!

🙍   Although we were all taught in school that we live in a free Democratic country and promote Democracy around the world, the U.S. is NOT a Democracy.

   In fact, we are a
REPUBLIC!!  The Electoral College was put in place by the Founders to make sure we are NOT a pure Democracy!  Now that we have an Authoritarian ruler in the country,  we must suffer the consequences.

  Many see internment camps for those who are NOT White Supremacists, black and brown people being jailed for no reason and Trump grabbing more and more power away from the people.

   Is this what we wanted????  For the KKK and the NRA to be in charge????   Because of the Electoral College, someone like Trump can get into office and TYRANIZE the country!


Anonymous said...

Maybe you should check out the Pledge of Allegiance.

Anonymous said...

We shouldn't be forced to say the pledge, I don't think. it's not in the constitution. We need to change the constitution. People in England think we're kind of nuts to have an "electoral College" because the masses can't be trusted to vote for the right person.

Anonymous said...

My comment about the pledge was to direct you to the word Republic not to say the pledge. We say the pledge to honor our wonderful Country and also honor our flag. The constitution has worked for over 200 years. Nothing has changed because Trump won the election. Those who are crying because their candidate didn't win should just grow up. I am sure if Hillary had won we wouldn't be hearing all this dribble. It was a surprise to all of the Country last Tuesday. What's done is done. We need to go on and make the best of it. We need to wish good luck to the incoming President because if he succeeds then the Country will, too.

Anonymous said...

The key difference between a democracy and a republic lies in the limits placed on government by the law, which has implications for minority rights. Both forms of government tend to use a representational system — i.e., citizens vote to elect politicians to represent their interests and form the government. In a republic, a constitution or charter of rights protects certain inalienable rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters. In a "pure democracy," the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority.

This was copied from a website Republic vs Democracy.

Anonymous said...

That's ridiculous. The three branches set off each other. And the congress is set up to make checks and balances. Right wing garbage in, gargabe out.