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America is a Constitutional Republic governed by democratically elected representatives of the people.
The truest definition of Democracy involves defining an ideology rather than a method of government, although the government application is most frequently used. Democracy as ideology represents the notion that the people, in their majority, will decide all group issues or plans of action by voting. As a form of government, Democracy describes the process of election or referendum by which law and policy is passed, which is open to and representative of the entire populace.
That is about as far as pure Democracy goes, definitively, and that presents an impossible method of government for any but the very smallest organizations. Very large organizations or nations need, as a matter of simple practicality, some form of representative body, elected by and representative of the whole populace, to make and enforce law and national policy. In its truest and most effective governmental forms, Democracy may be better described as a Republic, or it may be described as a Liberal Democracy, or it may be described as a Social Democracy. In actual practice, governments that describe themselves as Democratic are so diverse as to nearly defy any all encompassing definition.
Absolute Democracy is quite impossible for all but small groups, as might fit around a conference table. Even then some external rule (such as a Constitution) is required to keep proceedings from degenerating into chaos. An example of an unrestrained Democracy might be a lynch mob. Do we hang this man or not? The ayes have it; get the rope.
Truth suffers as much when the majority rules as when a dictator rules. The majority can be just as wrong as any dictator.
Perfection is not of this world, but the next; and recognizing that a "pure" Democracy is unlikely to exist, the Pure Democracy link will describe the IDEAL that the notion of a pure Democracy represents.
For the counter-point ideal of those who oppose representative government, go to the Pure Socialism link to see the current political positions of those who label themselves Liberal or Leftist, or, these days, Moderate.
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Date: Sun Mar 11 10:26:02 2018
From: Beverly Kaguda
Location: Lilongwe Malawi
state and describe the political ideology in context of democracy please help with this question
Date: Sun Mar 11 2018
From: Vic Biorseth
It's rule by majority.
In common usage, Democracy is used to describe any form of "Representative" government, that is, government comprised of Representatives who are elected to office through the vote of the people.
Democracy is the system by which the eligible adult population elects Representatives to run the government, at the discretion of the voters.
In the American form, Democracy is extremely limited by the Constitution, which forces the federal government, the state governments and the American citizenry to support, live by and serve the exact same law. The law, and not the Representatives, and not the People, is the ruler. The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land.
In the USA, all Constitutional Representative Government Authority is divided between the People, the 50 Sovereign States, and the Federal Government.
So, while America elects Presidents and members of Congress, and is thus Democratic, strictly speaking, America is not a Democracy. She is a Constitutional Republic.
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Definitions of all the "isms" with a lot of consensus of thinking behind them, which makes them popular opinions or ideas seeking political favor.
Definition of Marxism: Total control of means of production, including workers. The definition of Marxism describes the social, economic and governmental philosophy of Karl Marx, co-author of the Communist Manifesto.
Definition of Freudianism: The psychoanalytical thought and practice of Freud, Jung and Kinsey. This definition of Freudianism addresses Sigmund Freud's turn of psychological focus from cognition and intellect to the unconscious & subconscious mind.
The definition of Darwinism in a nutshell. In the definition of Darwinism we find the foundational priciples upon which the quest for the atheist holy grail: the purely material origin of life itself.
Definition of Islam: Ideology of Military Conquest Masquerading as a Religion. The Definition of Islam describes the “Convert, Submit or Die” War Strategy of Mohammed.
The term Marxist defined: Marxism today has overtaken many earlier terms. Re the term Marxist defined in contemporary usage. The term Liberal doesn’t mean what it used to mean either.
Definition of Conservatism: "That government is best that governs the least." A definition of conservatism must recognize that, politically speaking, the terms Liberal and Conservative have traded places.
Definition of Libertarian : A Pro-Constitutional Practical Atheist. The definition of Libertarian describes a religiously-cleansed conservatism defending core American political values while denying moral absolutes.
Definition of Capitalism: Economic Organization based on Private Property. Any true definition of Capitalism must state that it is purely an Economic system, not a Government system, and it works most efficiently and profitably under Representative Government.
Our argument supporting the Rule of Subsidiarity, practicality and common sense. The moral and organizational Rule of Subsidiarity is crucial to the rights of man and essential for freedom.
Definition of Communism: Marx's theoretical classless utopian society. The Marxian definition of Communism involves the theoretical, perfect, classless society with common ownership of all economic "means of production."
Definition of Fascism: System of Marxism resisting the Worker's Revolution. A true definition of Fascism must recognize its deep roots in Marxism.
Definition of Anarchy: Opposition to State Authority in favor of - well - Gangs. They said it couldn’t be done; but even the most cursory Definition of Anarchy shows it to be even more stupid than Communism.
Definition of Socialism: Intermediary phase between Marxism and Communism. Definition of Socialism: 1) The older ideology with "collective" ownership of power and means of production; 2) Marx's "Dictatorship Of The Proletariat" evolving toward Communist Utopia.
Definition of Democracy: Ideology stressing direct or electoral majority rule. The definition of Democracy as a form of government involves policy and law determined by the actual, real majority of the people governed.
Definition of Republic: A state in which sovereignty rests with the people. This definition of Republic stresses autonomy and rule-of-law, and places the root of sovereignty in the people or their electorate.
Liberal Democracy defines elected representative government under rule-of-law. Liberal Democracy is differentiated from Social Democracy by not restricting the right to private property, which is to say, the means of production.
A pure Democracy that left the natural economy alone would be ideal. Pure Democracy in the Jeffersonian model, with unfettered free market Capitalism, would out-perform any other system.
Description of pure Socialism - the ideal that all Socialism is driving toward. A true, pure Socialism would be something considerably less than the Utopians dream of, since perfection is not of this world, or of this life, and will never be encountered in either.
Social Democracy defines an attempt to force-fit Marxist ideas into a Democracy. Social Democracy, neither fish nor foul, seeks, by devious means, by the gradual rather than revolutionary path, the ultimate victory of Communism, or, Communist Utopia.
Legally Destroying America, through Defining Treason Down. American Political Parties are swiftly dismantling Constitutional government, having first defined treason down to the point of non-existence.
Our definition of anti American goes considerably deeper than the dictionary. Anyone, anywhere, may oppose nationalism or national pride. Definition of anti American: one who ignores or opposes the American Constitution.
Our definition of pro American goes considerably deeper than the dictionary. Anyone, anywhere, may be a patriot. Definition of pro American: one who loves and adheres to the American Constitution.
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