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Old September 19th, 2007, 09:52 PM  
Prince Jellyfish
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Default Re: Is the United States a Theocracy?

Yeah, but it means that the United States isn't ruled by a religious figure. Just because the people in a country are free to follow a religion doesn't mean that have some sort of politically active religious majority makes it a theocracy. We don't have a state religion; it's as simple as that. Until the United States declares itself a theocracy it isn't one. People have the right to decide on their own what they want. Besides, in a theocracy the leader isn't elected and there isn't any sort of legislative body around to make decisions. Vatican city? Theocracy. Tibet? Theocracy (once China leaves them the hell alone). United States? Democracy (indirect).
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