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Democracy Republic
Debate Score:10
Arguments:13
Total Votes:10
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Democracy vs. Republic

Which is the better system?

Democracy

Side Score: 5
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Republic

Side Score: 5
1 point

Well I am an anarchist and the closest of the two systems to this is a democracy.

Side: Democracy
1 point

I agree with you. I believe in democracy. .

Side: Democracy

what's the difference?

Side: Democracy
Scout143(652) Clarified
1 point

Democracy is majority rule while a Republic is Rule by Law. In a Democracy, the rights of the majority are a priority, while a Republic protects the rights of every individual with the law. A Republic also keeps the powers of the government in check as not to conflict with the people.

Side: Democracy
Quocalimar(6469) Disputed
1 point

Individual people never specifically change anything. it's always up to a vote that elected representatives allegedly go about doing for the people they pledged to serve.

Side: Republic
Sitara(11082) Clarified
1 point

Please provide links for me to research. Thank you in advance.

Side: Democracy
1 point

Scout143 says "Democracy is majority rule while a Republic is Rule by Law. In a Democracy, the rights of the majority are a priority, while a Republic protects the rights of every individual with the law. A Republic also keeps the powers of the government in check as not to conflict with the people.". I raise the point of who determines the rule of law, politicians, or the people? I say the people, therefore I support a democracy.

Side: Democracy
Scout143(652) Disputed
1 point

The people do, through representation. A Democracy is different because the people must vote on everything, including law, policies, and criminal cases. This takes too much time and resources for such a large country as ours. They also vote on it directly. No representatives. What the majority also votes on becomes law. No exceptions. A Republic allows the majority's law to be checked and see if it is okay. The blueprint they use to determine this is the law, for example, the Consitution. This prevents the majority from trampling over the rights of the minority and the rights of the individual, which is heavily valued. It believes in self-determination. In a Republic, the people vote on who to represent them on matters of law, policy, and courts. Example: congressmen, governors, and even the President. What many people confuse about the United States is that we are a Republic, but with a Representative-Democratic system of voting, not a straight up Democracy.

Side: Republic

DUH !

Side: Republic

what's the difference?

Side: Republic
1 point

I shall play devil's advocate and say that if the majority, for example a mob, want to bully one individual for being unique or different a republic is far superior to a democracy in ensuring that person's position on society remaining completely equal to all individuals in the gang.

Side: Republic
Del1176(4967) Disputed
1 point

On the other hand, what ends up happening in a republic is that the mob of the police force act on the code of conduct laid out by a pre-decided constitution that, no matter how good an argument or reasoned debate is offered, can never be considered over-written.

Side: Democracy