Is United States of America a Democracy?
First, let us establish the fact that the United States of America was never meant nor created as a Democracy. The word, as a matter of fact, never appears in any of the original documents of the Founding Fathers of America. Nor in their writings, which if anything, take democracy in a very poor light. So to see that America is now a democracy is to show that as a nation it's government is a hypocrisy and out right lie, an illegality that is no longer based on a constitution but on the whim of a small and all powerful elite.
But even as a democracy, America is a perverse one, more akin to a Marxist creation, not quite Stalinist Soviet and not quite Trotskyte Nazi, but something of a hybrid of both. It is a democracy where the rights of the minority, such as the homosexuals and Muslims, routinely trumps the rights of the Christian majority, who are viewed by the elites as a vast unwashed, ignorant economic unit to be taxed as needed, bled for the right causes (and there are tons of these right causes) in foreign wars and socially experimented on, at the elites' whim.
It is a democracy where children are forced to accept homosexuality as a "normal" lifestyle and are even taught the details of homosexual sex and encouraged to experiment and parents who protest to loudly can be arrested (state dependent but the number of states where this is true is quickly growing). It is also one where the Islamic faith is taught in school...do not mistake what I am saying with historical knowledge of the Muslim world, but actual tenants of Islam and why they should be followed by the very children who are being brainwashed. It is a democracy where illegal Hispanic aliens have greater rights in 3 of the biggest US cities (Los Angeles, Houston and San Fransisco) than the actual native and legal residents. Where laws like drinking and driving and seat belts, etc do not apply to them.
Of course the most interesting thing about this, is the passivity of the 95% of that vast serfdom. After all, it is the slave who thinks himself a free man who makes the best slave.
But what about the media and the elections? The elections are done in a style very reminisent of the old soviet system. Each of the two main parties (and everything in the system and media and big business is set up to support these two "parties", really more branches of one party) selects a candidate through a convoluted system of caucuses, where mass corruption is the name of the game. If the wrong candidate looks winnable, such as Dr. Ron Paul, the system is often rigged to exclude his supporters or to change the voting rules. Even if law suits win against these arbitrary changes, by the unelected local leadership, it's a Pyhrric victory at best, as by that point the ballets are already cast and the party candidates are "chosen". Of course this is set at the outset by party leadership and in truth there is precious little difference between the hard left Democrats and the not quite as hard left Republicans.
Actual conservatives and nationalists are deemed fringe candidates. Again, with the example of Dr. Ron Paul, who was branded a radical fringer . What was so radical about his views? He demanded the government follow the very Constitution it professes to use as its basis and whose example it used to beat nations all over the world on the head with. In truth, the government of America is an illegal entity whose basis is only a shadow of its own Constitution and who in truth has little right to do the things it does, such as regulate schools, medical care, pensions, etc. Even issues such as drinking ages, clearly the ownership of states, are regulated by the central government, through bribes of Federal (read tax payer) monies.
These very issues caused the American Civil War, one won not so much by the Federal North but by the clique of communists (German refuges of the failed 1848 socialist Europe wide revolution) who surrounded Abraham Lincoln and helped found the Republican party. Many of these men were on first name basis and pen pals of Karl Marx and were rewarded by Lincoln with 8 generalships , 10 colonelships in the Union Army and several Secretarial (Minister) level posts. Since than, to greater and greater extent, the Reds have held power in Washington and NYC and have used that influence to shape the form of the world: be it funding the over throw and murder of the Holy Tsar or the creation of the socialist United Nations and its predecessor the League of Nations or the equally socialist World Trade Organization and it's Marxist plank of Free Trade.
Of course, none of this could be possible without the full support of the Fourth Estate, the so called free press. In truth, America has Freedom of the Press but do not mistake this with a Free Press. The main press outlets are owned by the very interests who control the government and thus do little actual questioning and only pandering to the presidents in power. Glaring issues, su
- CondorLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
No we are not. Never were and never will be. We are very much sick nation and falling Empire which stands on the edge of its own grave.
- Anonymous5 years ago
The United States. Democratic status. Was the source of the controversy at Valley Forge. The founding fathers were democratic. The people who wanted a republic almost starved the entire American army out to prove their point.
Then it was set up as a democracy for the people and Thomas Jefferson ended up speaking a lot about it. Then these losers called the puratins came in, representing the republic (big businesses). They fought for almost 100 years to reverse the constitution and all the equal rights stuff.
Now you see it, they still try to make it a nazi or king james state. But most of what they have done is public.
Because of their joker mentality, now many huge financial industry based entities have more power then people and actually contradict what America stands for.
America is supposed to be a democracy, but because of the corrupt idiots who took unrestrained actions. Some things like the federal government. Even though they are a corporation. As a ruling body.
It's just a mish mash of good people and dirty people who support business over people.
- 5 years ago
We are an Oligarchy. We have the appearance of having a democracy but it is only amongst the rich. Money wins races and that's why I was never for the Citizens United decision by the Supreme court. PACs, which can accept unlimited contributions from corporate and union treasuries, as well as from individuals; these groups spent more than $600 million in the 2012 election cycle. I don't like courts asked to make decisions like this or even the decision for the ACA. They should determine the legality of what is being done and return it to the House. Everyday we lose a few more of our rights and it's funny that most of these come from the freedom party. It seems like the only right they want to preserve is all guns for everyone.
- Anonymous4 years ago
There was no republican party until 1854, until then you had the federalist party. So you see the word 'republic' had nothing to do with the not yet created republican party. The word republic means "a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch." Democracy is defined as "A government in which the supreme power is invested in the people and exercised by them by reprentations of free elections." As far as the term "Majority Rules" it is a principle providing that a majority constituted by 50% plus one of an organized group that will have the power to make decisions." What do I think? I think it's time for you to begin watching the History Channel and take a class in American Histoy also.
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- EyeswideopenLv 61 decade ago
We are under going a slow subtle change to a form of communism which is now being thinly disguised as socialism. I agree with most of your points but I fail to see where we are even close to a Democracy. Issues are not decided by the people directly and only sometime are we successful through our so-called representation. Our voting system is anything but Democratic, the presidential candidates were not chosen by popular vote and the president will be chosen through the electoral college or so they say. Otherwise I agree with your take on our situation.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Actually, United States is a republic.
- Prophet MotiveLv 54 years ago
The late, great USA is a pathocracy disguised as an idiocracy
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's a Republic
- redLv 71 decade ago
No, never has been; it's a Republic. 8th Grade Social Studies class.
- 1 decade ago
We were meant to be a Democracy. But only rich white men has served in office since this country was created. You can debate on this. But my opinion would be that this country is a somewhat like a monarchy/Mandate of Heaven because of the republicans currently running most of the things. Congress seems to be having a war with the amount of Republicans and Democrats instead of helping the country.