minimal knowledge required to vote

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by thejerk, Aug 1, 2004.

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What form of government is the U.S.

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  1. thejerk

    thejerk Semi-Pro

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    Just wondering if there should be a minimal knowledge requirement to vote in political elections? Most democrats I ask say democracy while most republicans say republic.
     
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  2. speedofpain88

    speedofpain88 Rookie

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    I'm democratic and the USA is a republic. It's pretty clear cut. I guess you could say it's a "democratic republic" but the bottom line is it's a lot closer to a republic then a democracy.

    A democracy would be where everyone votes on everything. This isn't feasible for such a big country or basically anywhere where the population is more than 10-15k and even that's pushing it.
     
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  3. Pyro

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    The Electoral College selects the president and the members of congress along with the president make most major decisions, therefore it is a republic, the only difference is that the people making the decisions (with the exception of the president) are elected by the people.
     
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  4. mlee2

    mlee2 Rookie

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    "I pledge alliegance to the flag and the United States of America and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all"
     
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  5. Coda

    Coda Semi-Pro

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    republic- representatives make the laws

    democracy- people make the laws
     
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