In your own short defination tell us the difference between demoracy and a republic and under which form of government you would prefer to live .

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    Democracy and Republic are two forms of government which are distinguished by their treatment of the Minority, and the Individual, by the Majority.
    In a Democracy, the Majority has unlimited power over the Minority. This system of government does not provide a legal safeguard of the rights of the Individual and the Minority. It has been referred to as "Majority over Man".
    In a Republic, the Majority is Limited and constrained by a written Constitution which protects the rights of the Individual and the Minority. The purpose of a Republic form of government is to control the Majority and to protect the God-given, inalienable rights and liberty of the Individual.
    The United States of America is founded as a Republic under the Constitution.

    I as a Scotsman would prefer a Republic, but recognise the drawbacks in doing so in the UK democracy.

    Hope springs eternal.


    Romos, I disagree with your definitions. Firstly, "Democracy" is NOT a form of government. Can you cite any examples that would support your definitions ?

    Mat, your inference is that Republics are inherently undemocratic. Is that your view ?


    Churchill said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." Essentially that democracy has many flaws and problems but all the others have more problems. Now authoritarian countries such as China are potentially challenging this assumption by proving that authoritarian regimes are better at creating economic growth. Is Democracy still the best form of government?
    Personally I'm not so sure anymore, must be getting old, or pissed off!

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