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Democracy v Republic

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Submitted by Raymond Singer (United States), Mar 9, 2005 at 01:12

Daniel points out the fallacy that a democracy offers individual freedom, as opposed to providing a means for the majority to dictate to the individual.

The US is also losing the battle for liberty to democracy, which seeks to tyrannically impose its values on all citizens.

A republic, such as envisioned in the original US constitution, offers a much better possibility of true liberty, than does our increasingly dictatorial democracy.
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