Why Pose the Question?

In this Friday, April 23, 2010 file photo Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announces Greece's decision to request activation of a joint eurozone-International Monetary Fund financial rescue plan, from the main port of the remote southeast Greek Aegean island of Kastellorizo.(AP Photo/Tatiana Bolari, File)

Most people that think they live in democracies, don’t – they live in republics. In principle what does it mean to live in a republic-style country? It means that instead of the government taking direction from the people themselves through simple majorities, the public is asked to elect representatives to create legislation and interpret the nation’s governing legal document (constitution) on their behalf.

In the last 10 or so years we have witnessed an interesting trend springing up around Europe from …

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1 Comment

  1. The left sees republics through nonplebesitory elections.
    But the right sees republics and liberty as essential checks
    on the self destructive tendencies of democracies.
    The library at the offices of your newspaper should subscribe
    to National Review, American Spectator, and New American

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