The United States is not a democracy. It is a Republic. (And to the Republic, for which it stands). Please watch this short video for a good explanation.
I am worried about your teacher. He/she seems to have a leftist bent and if so he will distort the truth to favor big government and socialism. To even compare us to Hitler's Germany, Mao's China and Stalin's USSR is comparing apples and dump trucks. See this link to see how many of their citizens they murdered. http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/DBG.TAB1.2.GIF These numbers are in thousands, so where you see 169,202...That is 169,202,000...169 million people people killed by their own government!
Our country is based on Individual Rights that all humans have, and NO MAN OR GOVERNMENT can take away. The government does not give or take Rights (Unless yo violate the Rights of another). You are born with them. Look over the Bill of Rights, especially the amendment 9. It points out that you have Rights that are not listed in the bill or Rights. It is what is so Great about this country.
But Germany, China and USSR starved or murdered their own people...Violated their Right to Life...China murdered 45,000,000. That is equal to 11 out of every 100 people people in this country.
Rome was close to us as you see in the first link. and it's problem is what we have today. To many people want to take from the productive people in this country and give it to the non productive. Our government is so busy taking from the workers, and running us into debt, that you and your children will have to pay.
And for the genius...The Tea Party is not about the rich and is there to reduce out of control government and get the politicians to follow the LAW OF THE LAND, The Constitution. It is sad how an uninformed clown can state the purpose of the Tea Party. He is a liar and does not know what he is talking about.
· 10 years ago