"in the Trump campaign to attack American democracy"
but america is a constitutional republic... what the fuck?
jumping the gun a little early socialists
It is also a democracy by definition of it's word. A republic just means that it's not reigned by a monarch in a monarchy. Which means countries like Nazi Germany, the USSR or North Korea all fall under the republic category. A democracy means that at least part of the power is in the civilian's hands, in contrast to a dictatorship where the leader/s of the country has all the powers for him/her/themselves.
Oh, and it is a constitutional republic... just because it has a constitution. Nowadays every country has one, but at the creation of the Unites States, they where among the first to do so. Hence why in those days being a constitutional republic was a big thing, but nowadays that applies for roughly 70% of all the nations in the world.
Edit: damn, ninja'ed
"A democracy means that at least part of the power is in the civilian's hands, in contrast to a dictatorship where the leader/s of the country has all the powers for him/her/themselves."
dictatorships have routinely been born out of democracies... can you guess why?
"It is also a democracy by definition of it's word."
its actually not... its the representatives that make the decisions not the majority of people
"A republic just means that it's not reigned by a monarch in a monarchy."
so according to you there is no difference between a democracy and a republic?
because i could also make the argument that a democracy is not ruled by a monarch either
why are you playing this semantic game?
"A democracy means that at least part of the power is in the civilian's hands"
no, a democracy is a form of government where the general public make the decisions by majority vote
which means that if america was a democracy the citizens could choose to vote away their rights such as those of gun ownershipp
however, the constitution and having representatives make decisions influenced by that constitution prevents this from happening
it was done as i said previously to prevent the citizens of the country from voting away essential rights in the event that they for whatever reason whether it be manipulation or stupidity choose to do so
but don't worry those in power are working very hard to have this all pulled back so there will be a democracy and they are putting the intellectual framework in place to have rights voted away when that happens and then if you are alive you'll get to see what true democracy is really about