[OT] Are we a democracy or a republic?

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Sep 2 14:16:59 MDT 2005

Stephen B. Saunders wrote:
> Socialists think so:
> "... here in America more measures once ... denounced as socialist have been
> adopted than once I should have thought possible short of a socialist victory at
> the polls." --Norman Thomas, Socialist Party
> "The difference between Democrats and Republicans is:  Democrats have accepted
> some ideas of Socialism "cheerfully", while Republicans have accepted them
> reluctantly." --Norman Thomas, Socialist Party

I would definitely agree with those statements.  We already have social 
security and public schools, and now we're considering public health 
care.  Bastiat would be angry.



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