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Old August 14 2012, 01:22 PM   #91
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Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin

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Yes, and the Electoral College is a horrible, undemocratic, and abusive institution that should have been abolished decades ago, along with Jim Crow, property requirements for voting, and state legislators picking Senators. It's absolutely not something a real democracy should copy.
We're not a democracy nor have we ever been.
Whether or not the United States is today a democracy is debatable (especially given the extreme power wielded over our government, without accountability, by unelected plutocrats), but I would agree that it was not a democracy in a meaningful sense until 1965, when the Voting Rights Act was passed. But it ought to be, as democracy is the only legitimate form of government, and a non-democracy is by definition tyrannical. Governments only have the right to exercise power if they have the consent of the populace as a whole over which they govern -- and only democracy can deliver that consent.

The oligarchs who designed our government gave us a deeply flawed constitution that has required 200 years of constant adjustment and democratization, and this process needs to continue.
Our constitution isn't flawed, its progressives who have eaten away at it. Our system is currently BROKEN. Your history is severely flawed. You need to read Ameritopia, American Creation, Road to Disunion, Liberty and Tyranny.

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