Friday, March 19, 2010

Kids Prep Minute: Teach History--We Live in a Republic, not a Democracy

What?  You thought America was a Democracy?  So do a lot of people.  But it's not, at least that's not the way it was founded.  It is a Republic.  Pay attention to the Pledge of Allegiance next time you hear it: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands . . ."

Now you're telling me you didn't know there was a difference between a Democracy and a Republic?  Well, watch this video and share it with your kids.  Okay, share the video with the older kids.  The Anarchy scene is not exactly G-Rated, so you could probably just share the concepts with the younger kids.

Knowing a little about how our government is supposed to work never hurt anyone.  In fact, it might help the future of our nation if the next generation understands our history.  And I'm guessing your kids won't get this education in school.  I know I didn't.


Leasmom said...

Good info. Thanks.

Kristine said...

We watched and discussed this for part of school today. Thanks for this timely video.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.You are doing your kids a valued service by doing this.

We live in a Republic,represented by the consent of the people.

A Democrocy, as stated by Ben Franklin is,"Two wolves and a sheep voting on what is for dinner." This we are not.

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