There is a common misconception that there is some form of connection between The United States Republican Party and Plato's perverted liberal rant The Republic. This is an absolute fallacy, it is a undisbuted fact among linguistic circles that the American word Republican derives from the English expression "Reputable American", a term of endearment used by the British to distinguish members of God's Own Party from filthy liberals.
The Republic suggests ridiculous notions such as
- the rule of a small band of rich people who only respect money is a bad thing.
- gender is irrelevant to aptitude for the professions and declares that women ought to be educated along with the men.
- knowledge is a distinct capacity from belief, and other fact-huggery
- women should perform their military exercises naked alongside men... well, that last one's okay