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RE: What about us?

in #blog3 years ago

Lida you have given a very good accounting of democracy with this article. In fact I may be inclined to take this a step further in a daily dose in the future. I know that you are from Romania and living here in the USA so you may not be aware of what I am about to tell you. Most people even born in the USA or not aware of it as well, the United States of America was not founded as a democracy and was never intended to be a democracy. The founding fathers created a "republic" and it has been trampled on and replaced by "democracy". Which has led to numerous problems that we have here. There is a difference and worth exploring if you get the chance and are inclined to do so.
The pledge of allegiance to the flag specifically is worded "and to the republic for which it stands" not to the "democracy", the founding fathers knew what they were doing, the people let it slip away and that is very regretful.


That’s all good I knew that but you missed the point I was not refering to that! My point was more deeper then that and it had much wider conotations then what the intended purpose of the republic was..I was more actual and at the end of the day before you go to bed you see the division.. be it in a republic or democracy..tomato..tomato..

It may be that I missed your point, it might also be I missed it because I read your words,"The main ideea was that there is a division that has become a challenge in our democracy. I am referring strictly, but not entirely, to american democracy, as you can find the same kind of division in other parts of Europe to say at least. Well referring to America strictly, I can and you can as well acknowledge, that a division has been created. " to which I was specifically referring and should have noted by showing the quoted text.
Correct my if I am wrong, but at the end of the day the common man just wants to be left alone by the government. He doesn't want to do harm to anyone and likewise he wants no harm done to him and his family. I consider myself as a common man, that is what I would like.
I am not sure that you know the difference between a republic and a democracy if you did you would not have ended your response to me with, " be it in a republic or democracy..tomato..tomato.."
Most people now see the words "republic" and "democracy" and immediately associate the words with a political party and when I see you end your comment in "tomato..tomato" that leads me to believe you might not grasp what I was saying in my initial reply.
There is no doubt there is division in this country and several others as well, but I ask you to stop and think for a moment. When the United States of America was formed it was the only true republic on the earth, why do you think the Crown in England was so intent on making sure it didn't stay a republic?

The difference between a democracy and a republic is in the limits placed on government by the law. Both use a representative system. People vote to elect politicians to represent them and to form the government. In a republic the constitution protects certain rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if they are elected.In a democracy the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority. I fully understand the concept of a republic and I can say that I agree with that..but as far as I know the USA is a democracy right now. The intended purpose for it to be a republic was right but got lost down the road for many reasons and that benefit certain groups of people. I was talking about the division in society something that you might or might not agree. The only reason why I ended the comment with the tomato tomato joke was because I frankly didn’t think you got my point. If you leave that aside and try to understand the utopical idea of democracy then you will understand my message. That is why I went to Greece and explained their intended purpose for democracy because I felt it expressed more or less the main idea without having to go to deep into the forms of government of todays America. Division was the issue not the form of government.