Has Tucker Carlson ever read our Constitution? Maybe not!


#62

Notice when I said left-wing idiots you came knocking.


#63

So when you’re not whining, you’re doling out weak-kneed insults.

Thanks for answering.


#64

What makes it a republic?


#65

I’m not in the mood for the Socratic routine today. Apologies.


#66

Perhaps we can encourage the personalities at Fox News Channel to start referring to our system as a constitutionally limited Representative Republic , as distinguished from a “democracy” which is a vile form of government, and rejected by our founders.

JWK

John Adams was absolutely correct when he pointed out that “democracy will envy all, contend with all, endeavor to pull down all; and when by chance it happens to get the upper hand for a short time, it will be revengeful, bloody, and cruel…”. Witness today the suicidal path our democrat socialists have chosen to take, supported by a Fifth Colum media and Yellow Journalists.


#67

You made a claim, back it up.


#68

And, what makes a “Republican Form of Government” which is guaranteed by Article 4, Section 4?

JWK

The unavoidable truth is, the Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’, Andrew Gillum and Ayanna Pressley’s democratic socialist plan for “free” college tuition will be paid for by taxing millions of college graduates who worked for and paid their own way through college and are now trying to finance their own economic needs.


#69

Well, I understand your desire for me to do that again, but this argument is in at least its fifth iteration from old site to new, and I’m just not going to do that anymore.

I’m also forevermore punting on gun-free zones that weren’t, the Second and the First Amendments not conferring absolute rights, stories of good guys with guns versus stories of good guys accidentally blowing their daughter’s brains out, anything about ephors, and rightwing confusion on public accommodation laws.

I stuck with the repetitiveness for a while, but now those arguments are boring.


#70

You have a nice day, johnwk.


#71

Then why are you in the thread?


#72

I saw the thread, thought, “Who in the rightwing media missed high school civics class?” posted once or twice, got deja vu, and then I realized that it wasn’t deja vu after all.


#73

Then fine another forum because you ain’t getting away with your BS here.


#74

You do just fine with your whining and your BS. I’ll do just fine sticking with reality and offering my opinion about a variety of topics, thanks, unless they bore me too much.

Now it’s your turn to whine some more. Something about peas would be nice.


#75

Since we vote=democracy


#76

Which doesn’t negate the fact that we vote, so yep democracy.


#77

:roll_eyes:

And in case you missed it, Webster’s Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition explains the differences between a “Republic” and a “Democracy” as follows:

DEMOCRACY, noun [Gr. People, and to possess, to govern.] ”Government by the people; a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation. Such was the government of Athens.”

REPUB’LIC, noun [Latin respublica; res and publica; public affairs.]
”A commonwealth; a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people. In modern usage, it differs from a democracy or democratic state, in which the people exercise the powers of sovereignty in person. Yet the democracies of Greece are often called republics.”

We don’t vote on legislation as is done in a democracy.

Our Constitution, in Article 4, Section 4 guarantees a “Republican Form of Government”. And under our Republican Form of Government, elected representatives are entrusted with “all legislative powers”, limited by a written constitution as distinguished from a democracy in which the people exercise legislative power using their vote, and why democracy is often referred to mob rule government.

Why do you have trouble referring to our system as a constitutionally limited “Republican Form of Government”, or, a constitutionally limited representative republic, both of which accurately describe our system of government?

JWK

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


#78

Who’s the President?

It’s not about voting.


#79

Who’s President?

They voted for Prop 8 in California, why is homosexual marriage legal?


#80

From wiki.

Theory[edit]

Common definitions of the terms democracy and republic often feature overlapping concerns, suggesting that many democracies function as republics, and many republics operate on democratic principles, as shown by these definitions from the Oxford dictionary online:
Republic: “A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives…”[1]
Democracy: “A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.”[2]

Eugene Volokh of the UCLA School of Law notes that the United States exemplifies the varied nature of a democratic republic—a country where some decisions (often local) are made by direct democratic processes, while others (often federal) are made by democratically elected representatives.[3] As with many large systems, US governance is incompletely described by any single term. It also employs the concept, for instance, of a constitutional democracy in which a court system is involved in matters of jurisprudence.[3]

As with other democracies, not all persons in a democratic republic are necessarily citizens, and not all citizens are necessarily entitled to vote.[4] Suffrage is commonly restricted by criteria such as voting age.[5


#81

did Obama say Trump was a danger to our democracy? or an existential threat?

did he also talk about the intent of the founders?