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What is Republicanism?

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Republicanism is the ideology of governing a nation as a republic with an emphasis on liberty and the civic virtue practiced by citizens. Republicanism always stands in opposition to aristocracy, oligarchy, and dictatorship. More broadly, it refers to a political system that protects liberty, especially by incorporating a rule of law that cannot be arbitrarily ignored by the government. According to John Adams, “They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” Much of the literature deals with the issue of what sort of values and behavior by the citizens is necessary if the republic is to survive and flourish; the emphasis has been on widespread citizen participation, civic virtue, and opposition to corruption.

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Written by Air Squadron

April 11, 2012 at 8:21 am

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  1. Hmnn…A definition to please the Founders; therefore, archaic to current Republican and Democrat politicians who assume a de facto revision in ‘conformance with modern needs.’

    (Anybody know how to get the Founders back?)

    jackcurtis

    April 26, 2012 at 1:13 am


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