What are some of the major differences between a republic and democracy?
asked Jun 13, 2013 by anonymous

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‚ÄčA Republic government is what the USA has always operated on--& the politicians will fight tooth & nail to keep. A true Democracy, the voting booths would be open for all Americans to vote on all the issues, like: DoD's budget, Laws (new & old), Bail Outs for the Billionaire Club, & the size of government , pay & benefits for politicians, and we the 991/2% would show Gov. & us how we the people think about the issues. If you are fed up with Gov. like myself,  Please change your political party to N.P.A.(No Party Affilliation)-- if millions of us change to NPA; it would show Gov. we do not belive they are on our side,(991/2%),--but rather allow the Billionaire Club.

answered Aug 7, 2013 by anonymous
I believe the reason the founding fathers set our government up as a Republic is to provide states with some level of power on a federal level.  They had the wisdome to realize that the circumstances and needs of each state would be different and should be taken into consideration on a federal level.  Much of the population lives around the coast yet the less populated "middle america" still has a voice.  I believe this is an important and intended part of our system.
answered Aug 7, 2013 by anonymous
A democracy and a republic are mostly similar, however the major difference is that a republic has a set of federal laws located in one manuscript (ex. the US Constitution). America is a democratic republic, so we elect our leaders through the voting system on Election Day every year but also abide by the Constution.
answered Sep 19, 2013 by anonymous
A Republic is rule of law, whereby the minority is protected from the majority by just laws for all which cannot be changed on a whim, only by open, thorough debate and careful consideration.  A Democracy is mob rule, whereby 51% of the people can suppress 49% of the people on a whim.
answered Sep 21, 2013 by anonymous
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