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Common Sense 11_15

If you ask around, a lot of people will tell you it's great to live in a democracy.

The correct answer is the United States is a federal republic and a constitutional representative democracy.

The "federal" part is one of three basic types of organization of power — unitary, confederal, and federal.

The "republic" implies that we have a strong head of state (the President) and elected officials representing the people.

The "constitutional" part means that we have a constitution.

In 1992, Marvin Simkin wrote in Los Angeles Times, "Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb ...


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