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From Cairo to Bismarck

Jim88 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 8:51 AM
From ND I agree with your article until you make your last statements. How do we make the media, including you understand the United States of America is not a Democracy, it is a Constitutional Republic the two are vastly different forms of government, and those who continue to advance the notion that the United States of America is a Democracy is only to further the Progressive Movement's agenda of changing our form of government without ever going through the Constitutional Amendment process. You can stop helping them advance their agenda by simply reading our founding documents, and understand our form of government. Nowhere in the founding documents will you find the word Democracy..
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:43 PM
republic then republic now republic forever
Harold206 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 9:55 AM
Good point, Jim. Democracy, as interpreted by the liberal left at least, is majority rule (a.k.a. mob rule) However, disregarding his use of the word that evokes that concept, Mr Jacob is right about the lack of virtue and justice-- and morality--that downgrading or ignoring the crime entails.
pjacob Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 12:37 PM
This is a semantic disagreement. Democracy can be a system of government or a method of controlling and staffing government. As for a form of government, I have yet to meet anyone who considers "democracy" a form of government where the entire electorate votes on every issue of governance without any limit on government power, i.e. protection of individual rights. It is quite widely considered a form of government wherein government is limited constitutionally (individual rights recognized) and position of power chosen democratically.
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:43 PM
1Falcon1 Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 6:44 PM
stop smoking the wacky tobacky

What do recent events in Egypt and in North Dakota have in common? Maybe very little, except a brazen tendency to evade reality.

The assaults on American embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans (and largely unreported, eight Libyans, too) including the U.S. ambassador, occurred on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Mysteriously, the story didn’t make the front page of either the New York Times or the Washington Post.

But Scott Wilson’s analysis of the story did hit the front page, in yesterday’s Post:...