Democracy works


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      dystopiamembrane
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      @dystopiamembrane

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      UteThunder
      Ute Fan
      @utethunder

      No it doesn’t.

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      Hammer
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      @hammer

      My understanding is that the founding fathers were against a true democracy because of the historical very short lifespan due to how quickly people vote themselves into socialism. Instead they chose a constitutional republic that has elements of democracy and have historically proven to last much longer.

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        UteThunder
        Ute Fan
        @utethunder

        Exactly. Democracy sounds great, unless you’re in the minority on a particular issue. Sad thing is, I would bet 90% or more of our citizens think we live in a true democracy.

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        Pace Manyung
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        @a2ute

        His understanding comes from Brietbart…so. it makes sense

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        Dwight89
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        @jordan-buckner

        Close, but not quite right. Socialism, while having some Athenian roots, really didn’t take hold in any sense until the 1850’s. The Founding Fathers were more worried about a direct democracy allowing a simple majority of voters to make swift changes that trampled rights and liberties (this could go either way on the political spectrum, mind you). 

        Their intent was for changes to occur slowly and to require a much larger consensus. This, obviously, has had its pros and cons, and shouldn’t necessarily be seen as the end all, be all. 

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