America is a democracy, anyone that tries to argue differently clearly doesn't fully understand the terms they use.
Care to cite a counter example then?
How about Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution in conjunction with Article 1, Sections 1 through 4.
How about the Bill of Rights, Due Process, the Separation of Powers, Equal Protection under the law, Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and the Right to Assembly; to name a few.
Democracy doesn't mean 'Right to Vote for President'.
Article2, Section 1 wrote:
Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or person holding
an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.
Tell you what... go back and read some of the papers of some of the founding fathers and see what they thought of democracy... they were almost afraid of it and viewed it as little more than mob rule.
LMAO, Please provide the context of this assertion and the evidence to support it.
Here’s a little snippet to think about while you try to put that into context.
"Democracy" and "Republic"
In 18th century historical usages, especially when considering the works of the Founding Fathers of the United States, the word "democracy" was associated with radical egalitarianism and was often defined to mean what we today call direct
democracy. In the same historical context, the word "republic" was used to refer to what we now call representative democracy.
For example, James Madison, in Federalist Paper No. 10, advocates a constitutional republic over a democracy to protect the individual from the majority.
Madison was seeking to distinguish between a direct democracy and a representative democracy, but his choice to do so using the words "democracy" and "republic" had no basis in prior usage of the words.
While the United States has a strong democratic tradition... it is by no means a democracy.
Given the people do not directly vote on issues, we are not a direct democracy.
Given the electors who the people vote are free to vote for whatever they want, regardless of the will of the people (see faithless electors in the case of the electoral college system), we are not a represenative democracy.
I’m not going to argue with you, it’s a simple concept and there’s really no reason for your douchiness.
: Constitutional Republic, IDemocracy
: Liberal Democracy, IDemocracy
: Representative Democracy, IDemocracy
All implement IDemocracy
(EDIT: Should I create a Visio diagram?)
I'll leave you with one more quick example (and my last with you if you are unwilling/unable to provide counter examples to any of what I’ve discussed here)... Remember... there is NO FEDERAL RIGHT TO VOTE.
1) Read Article 2, Section 1
2) Now Read Article 1, Sections 1 through 4
3) Please define democracy for me.
That being said... let me put it to you this way... how can we be a democracy (of any kind) when a right as clear cut as voting and important to any democracy... is not actually codified in a document such as the US Constitution?
The term ‘Democracy’ doesn’t explicitly guarantee the right to vote for president.
Our Constitution does spell out that the Senete elects the President and that the States elect the senate.
As Noted previously, refer to Article 1, Sections 1 through 4 and Article 2 Section 1; and think about the term democracy.
Before you begin advocating that others ‘read up’ on a particular topic, please ensure you know what you’re talking about first.