What kind of government does the United States have? What kind of government do our legitimate foundational documents say we have?
How much do the answers to the previous two questions differ? Why? What is good about that and what is not?
If the government we have differs from the form described in our legimitate documents, what direction are we headed? Where does that direction lead us?
This video addresses the question of what kind of government we legally have and describes the ultimate destination of other governmental forms.
In my Citizenship in the World classes last night in our LDS Stake, I agreed with the boys that we have a Republic.
It would be a bit controversial to try to explain to them how we've actually devolved into an oligarchy.
It bugs me, as well, when people refer to what we have as a Democracy. The video well points out that "democracy" does not appear in any of our founding documents.
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