2) Individuals get four votes - the ballot box, the jury box, the grand jury box, and the cartridge box. The ultimate check in the checks and balances of a responsible/accountable government is considered the individual; thereby the most important characteristic of a Republican form of government is the individual.
3) Its a shepherd called law protecting the sheep from the wolves. By stealth, the predatorily lazy wolves create an engineered crisis/emergency and by foolishness, fear, complacency, naivety, and/or by lack of understanding the importance of the shepherd, the humble hardworking sheep accept the wolves’ conclusion that killing the shepherd is necessary. Well, guess what’s for dinner tomorrow night?
4) Jeopardy answer: What is the wind beneath liberty’s wings of justice and peace?
BUSH SUPPORTER: We’re fighting them Al Keeblers to keep our Democracy and give the world Democracy too.
CONCERNED FRIEND: Do you know that our founding fathers created a Republican form of government, not a Democracy.
BUSH SUPPORTER: Same difference. Democracy, Republic, Liberty. All the same. All are anit-islamo-fascism.
CONCERNED FRIEND: Really? A democracy is a one-vote system as opposed to a Republic, which is a four-vote system. Four votes to check tyranny, not just one. The first vote is at the polls on election day when we pick those who are to represent us in the seats of government. But what can be done if those elected officials just don't perform as promised or expected? - or follow the Constitution? In a Democracy, the people have to wait until the next election cycle. Under a Republic, votes two-three-four are the most effective means by which the common people of any nation on earth have ever had in controlling those appointed to serve them well in government. The second vote comes when you serve on a Grand Jury. Before anyone can be brought to trial for a capital or infamous crime by those acting in the name of government, permission must be obtained from people serving on the Grand Jury! The Minneapolis Star and Tribune in the March 27...
The United States of America is the best living example of a Republic, although (as all goverments are) it is rather corrupt.
The United States Of America is a Republican state, not a democracy.
The notion that Democracy is a mob-rule involving direct citizen voting on every issue is a distortion spread by idiots like Tom Tancredo and radical ideologues like Pat Buchanan. They don't like the term "Democracy" because it reminds them of the Democratic party.
The opposite of a Republic is a Monarchy, not a Democracy.
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