Items tagged with: democracy
#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:
We #Research #Misinformation on #Facebook.
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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.