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#democracy #republic #USA
#ignorant #banal #parrots

If I hear another person ignorantly parrot the phrase, "We're not a democracy, we're a republic!", I think I'll puke.

Democracy has many forms. The form of democracy we have in the US is a representative democracy. Because it is not a monarchy, it is also a republic. (A republic is a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who is accountable to the public.)

**** "Democracy" and "republic" are not mutually exclusive. ****

Here's Merriam-Webster's current definition of democracy:

"a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections"

Here's an image of the definition from Samuel Johnson's dictionary of 1785, at the time when our country was formed:
image says, "One of the three forms of government; that in which the sovereign power is neither lodged in one man, nor in the nobles, but in the collective body of the people." (includes 2 usage examples)


#Opinion

#Guest Essay

We #Research #Misinformation on #Facebook.


It Just Disabled Our Accounts.

Aug. 10, 2021

By Laura Edelson and Damon McCoy

Ms. Edelson is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at N.Y.U.’s Tandon School of Engineering, where Dr. McCoy is an associate professor of computer science and engineering. They are affiliated with the nonpartisan research group #Cybersecurity for #Democracy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/opinion/facebook-misinformation.html



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While we are discussing whether Corona is a hoax and vaccination makes sense, the next #generation is drowning at the #EU's external #border.
#seawatch #humanRights #refugees #help #politics #democracy #europe #fail

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