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The Greatest Threat to our Democracy

CPT Freedom, Would you care to explain how the terminology negates the opinion expressed? How does the debilitating effect of public employees unions differ from a “democracy” to a “constitutional republic”? Unless you respond with a detailed fact laden explanation, you are splitting hairs here for no reason. I guess you can’t resist the easy pot shots at widely accepted terminology (to use your rhetoric, any citizen should recognize by now the shorthand for our countries system of government, and understand that “democracy” refers (in this case, and many others) to our system which is a constitutional republic based on principles of democracy.
Texas Chris Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 7:44 AM
CPT Freedom is right.

Once you cede the "democracy" label, you accept the might-makes-right mantra, which opens the door to things like unionization without representation. Under a republic, a majority could unionize, and a minority could abstain.
The American system of democracy is under threat. It's under threat from an Obama campaign that seeks to polarize Americans along race and class lines. It's under threat from a Democratic Party that seeks to pit those who pay taxes against those who don't.

But most of all, it's under attack from America's public sector unions.

Mallory Factor explains in his new book, "Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind," just how the unions pervert the political system. They demonstrate how our government has become subject to the demands of an ever-more-powerful minority -- and...