Should we describe the United States as a democracy or as a republic?
- Warren TLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
WE ARE A FEDERAL REPUBLIC
- CliveLv 71 month ago
It's both. They are not opposites. There are free elections so it is a representative democracy. And it has no king so it's a republic.
- socialistpbLv 61 month ago
It is a republic with democratic forms but no real democracy. Instead it is a plutocracy (rule by the rich).
- JeffreyLv 71 month ago
It is a democratic republic.
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- 1 month ago
The USA is a war between the two and nothing more
- JudithLv 71 month ago
I call it a democratic republic. There is such a thing and that is what the US really is.
- Bro JestLv 51 month ago
Well the founders used them interchangeably so I don't really see any compelling reason for semantic hair-splitting, although Republicans favor "republic" because it provides what they see as a high-minded justification for an anachronistic system that was quickly cobbled together by a handful of pre-industrial aristocrats who never dreamed the country would still exist at this point, since it gives more power to the party representing fewer voters (with more than a little voter suppression just to be on the safe side). But they're just words.
- zenoLv 61 month ago
Republic after trump and a corrupt democracy
Before him. The swamp created a criminal
Organized crime gang transforming Washington
Into a ruling class totalitarian self enrichment at
Tax payers expense corrupt democracy.