Utah now requires school teach US is republic not democracy!

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  1. Clint Torres

    Clint Torres New Member

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    I'm impressed the Utah Schools are having success teaching anything. Perhaps the other State funded school systems can learn a thing or two.
     
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    tomteapack New Member Past Donor

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    If schools teach that the American government is a democracy they should be stopped. America is a REPUBLIC, that is the form of govt set up by our constitution. We elect officials that run the govt, that is a republic. The fact that we use a somewhat democratic form to elect most of our officials does NOT make the govt a democracy, it just makes our voting democratic--DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. This should be a federal law if so many idiots do not already know this, our school systems are sadly lacking.
     
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    Liberals want to pretend the U.S is a democracy and was intended to be a democracy so the current push to elect the president by the direct popular vote can succeed and a few huge cities will elect the president with the rest of the country left out.

    Redefining is a big part of the left's attack system. Abortion isn't killing. Euthanasia isn't murder. Equality=fairness.
     
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    It is only fitting that they teach in a format that complements the religious culture of the State. Dictatorship is a good way to spew out idology on obedient followers. Best to have students not question authority and to obey the teacher. After all, most of the kids want to be teachers when they grow up so they can ride the gravy train of few work hours a day, no accountability, low stress, union benifits, and only work 8 months a year.
     
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    Panzerkampfwagen New Member

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    Saying republic doesn't explain anything either. Republic just means that you're not a monarchy, basically. Plenty of republics have been blood thirsty countries.
     
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    REPUBLIC - 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.

    DEMOCRACY - 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.
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    Notice the words, free electoral system? We are not a democracy, because we do not 1) elect our leader in such a manner.(the electoral college is NOT a free electoral system where all citizens vote for president) 2)our people do NOT exercise power directly, or through representatives. Power in America is directly exercised by REPRESENTATIVES, not "people". Our elected representatives, once elected can do as they please.

    America is not a democracy, it is a REPUBLIC, and there is nothing wrong with teaching accurate facts in ANY school, be it govt controlled, private or religious.
     
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    According to your definition Australia is a republic, but we're not.
     
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    tomteapack New Member Past Donor

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    I am not familiar with the Constitution of Australia. I am however quite familiar with humans. IF and I say again IF, Australia fits the definition of Republic, then it is a republic, despite the denial of anyone. There are democratic republics, such as America and I suspect that Australia is in many ways similar. There are Constitutional Monarchy's that are democratic as is Great Britain. But the fact that a nation uses democracy, socialism, fascism or any other format to elect its officials, does NOT prevent it from being a republic. In a republic, its officials are responsible for the actions of the state, NOT the people. At most the people are responsible for electing the officials, and not always that. (as in the case of the American President).

    I am sure that as part of the British Commonwealth that Australia has a far more complicated political scenario than does America, so I cannot say exactly what form it takes or what combination of forms. I do not however accept unsubstantiated word.
     
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    Panzerkampfwagen New Member

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    But you can't be a monarchy and a republic at the same time. That is the important part of what a republic is.
     

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