Nurses, how are you going to vote? 2012 US Presidential Election - page 7

Nurses, Please take a second to vote below! We've polled our members the past 2 presidential elections and nurses got them both right! Let's see if we can predict the election... Read More

  1. by   KBICU
    Romneyyyyy ryan baby!
  2. by   Szasz_is_Right
    Quote from mayahp22
    Our government is based on a democracy it was put in place for the people and to help the people of that it serves whether its womens right, healthcare, education, or whatever. sn: your taxes are increased for tyhe tax breaks of the wealthy as well
    Actually, we are a REPUBLIC not a democracy.
  3. by   ElvishDNP

    Best solutions to issues that I am passionate about, so not a lot of nail-biting about the decision.
  4. by   kellimac
    I hope you are right this time too-Obama/Biden all the way!
  5. by   RNpearls1908
    Quote from Szasz_is_Right
    Actually, we are a REPUBLIC not a democracy.
    Thanks for the clarification....good thing Im in nursing school and not politics
  6. by   kellimac
    Speak for your self!
  7. by   kellimac
    Are you serious?
  8. by   kellimac
    I am from Wisconsin and no way would vote for Ryan-I am even from his home town too
  9. by   kellimac
  10. by   RNpearls1908
    "The United States is, indeed, a republic, not a democracy. Accurately defined, a democracy is a form of government in which the people decide policy matters directly--through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums. A republic, on the other hand, is a system in which the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf. The Framers of the Constitution were altogether fearful of pure democracy. Everything they read and studied taught them that pure democracies "have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths" (Federalist No. 10).

    By popular usage, however, the word "democracy" come to mean a form of government in which the government derives its power from the people and is accountable to them for the use of that power. In this sense the United States might accurately be called a democracy." not my words but.....
  11. by   kellimac
    Awesome post!
  12. by   Flight07Nurse
    mayahp22, Nurse_Cordova and hecallsme Duchess you are all right on and I totally agree with all of you. Tea Party is like the American Taliban. They want to get rid of Planned Parenthood, this party feels like if you are raped and become preganant that it's a gift from God. That it's alright that women make $.77 to a dollar that a man would make. These are economic issues and it looks like that people wanting to vote for Romney/Ryan really don't get it. If you want to go to war with Iran vote for Romney. I am voting for Obama/Biden for a bunch of reasons.
  13. by   bagladyrn