|Many people make a very big deal over the differences, but as things stand in America today it seems like a useless point. Proof aplenty exists that the Constitution failed to spell out anything useful, so baby, look at us now!
Both are (minor) variations of GOVERNment, thus either form results in majority which rules and a minority which cannot.
From http://www.dictionary.com/ — (I think probably more spun than true, so less than helpful – check other dictionaries & comment):
1. a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
2. any body of persons viewed as a commonwealth.
3. a state in which the head of government is not a monarch or other hereditary head of state.
4. ( initial capital letter ) any of the five periods of republican government in France. Compare First Republic, Second Republic, Third Republic, Fourth Republic, Fifth Republic.
5. ( initial capital letter, italics ) a philosophical dialogue (4th century b.c.) byPlato dealing with the composition and structure of the ideal state.
Many people make a very big deal over the differences, but as things stand in America today it seems like a useless point. Both are forms of GOVERNment, thus either form results in majority rule and a minority which cannot.
Did the People really get to choose when the Constitution founding this Nation was written Has the populace born afterward ever ratified the Constitution Here is good thinking on that one!
What does GOVERN mean It means: To Control, to Rule, by whatever Force some Ruler deems necessary. He who gains the Power makes the Rules. He who does not Rule obeys the Rules, OR ELSE! Those who opt to be Ruled are the Slaves or the “Subjects”.
So how much difference does it make whether it’s “Republic or Democracy”?
When considering Liberty versus Force, isn’t this a useless debate — an exercise in futility?