How isn't America a democracy?

Discussion in 'Religion & Politics' started by Baya Rae 4900, Jul 31, 2011.

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Is America a republic of a democracy?

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  2. Democracy.

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  3. Semantics! Semantics everywhere!

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  1. Baya Rae 4900

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    I hear/read from time to time, most from idiotic Americans who're pissed that people voted for something they disprove of, that America is a republic. Not a democracy. So even though Americans elect their mayors, their governors, their senators, their congressmen and even their judges America isn't a democracy. This on top of the numerous referendums throughout America's history, mind you. (I know I'm forgetting something. The US is a bureaucratic cesspool.)
     
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    1. Recite Pledge of Alligence
    2. "And for the republic, for which it stands..."
    3. ????
    4. Profit.
     
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    Democracy hiding the republic.
     
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    The USA is a Democratic nation, anyone who says otherwise is just butthurt.

    However I would rather live in the Galactic Republic.
     
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    Pfffft, that's so nerdy.

    I prefer the Zann Consortium.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ewok_Handler
     
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    I prefer the Imperium of Man.

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    Who the fuck would want to live in that nightmare?
     
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    They look like their all American Indians. Why would I wan't to live in a world where Indians get all fucked up on listerine and then go out killing white people with their huge robot bodies and flaming swords?
     
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    You will show the proper respect to The Immortal God Emperor of Mankind, or you will prepare for Exterminatus.

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    Death Star and Galaxy Gun, my white nigga. Actually, you don't need even that. The Sith destroyed Taris with a single fleet.
     
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    europe is a country
     
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    Europe is a cunt that tries but never succeeds.
     
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    Screw your fancy-ass government terms. America is a people-vote-for-leaders country place.
     
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    ++fixed++
     
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    Democracy=laws are proposed by politicians and/or the people, then the people vote to decide which ones actually become law.
    Republic=people vote for politicians who then make the laws for the people.

    However, despite the Federal Government of the US being a republic, many States (such as California) combine republic and democracy (laws can be made/voted on by both the people AND by politicians elected by the people).

    And if you think that all is complicated: Nobody knows how the fuck Europe works (not even the European politicians themselves can agree).

    Tl; dr fucking complicated shit bro.
     
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    ++FIXED++
     
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    ...which part of Europe?
     
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    Republicanism is the FIXT version of Democracy. It acquires the consent of the governed without the unmanageable cost of giving them choice. Some idiotic districts (i.e. California) don't realize this and try to put weighty stuff like civil rights on the ballot. It becomes a big '"Whoops!" every time.
     
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    A single regular battleship of the Imperium does that, no special super weapons or fleets required brah.
     
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    Yeah, but it costs a shitload and a Star Wars fleet could kick the ass of a 40K fleet.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I kinda doubt that.
     
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    You know how hard that thing would be to manoeuvre? Any Star Wars faction could setup a base on that thing and nobody would find out. Not to mention the cost of building something so pointlessly extravagant. Actually, Darth Vader built something bigger than that.

    http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/6/6b/ExecutorAndFriends-SW39ALTA.jpg

    Where's your God-Emperor now?
     
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    Actually, that huge ship is the standard ship of the line, not some special extravagant doohicky.
     
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    It just shows how utterly retarded the Imperium is. Or, worse still, that they face no competition which means none of their ships are battle-tested. (From what I know of 40K, the latter is the case.) In space battles, manoeuvring is key. Bigger ships just make bigger (and slower) targets.
     
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    Actually, in 40k, pretty much the entire universe is trying to kill humanity. Everyone has these big ships in this universe. And they all have faster escort ships to protect them from faster ones.
     
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    I hope you understand how utterly stupid it is to have ships that big, though. And yeah, I'm aware of 40K. I just had no idea that Orks had their own fleet.
     
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    Hey, sometimes you just need a shitload of big guns. Those huge ships also double as carriers, having millions of troops on board of them, Titan war machines, fighter craft and landing crafts.
     
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    Again, very costly and a big/slow target. And unnecessary. All you need is a handful of Aggressor Class Star Destroyers and that thing is toast.
     
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    You are wrong about nerdy stuff. Aggressors don't have the fire-power to put a dent in void shields.