US drops out from top 20 democratic countries

Apr 2013
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#22
If you think Norway is a democracy, I got a bridge I'll sell you. Maybe you should take another look at just how Norway's government works. Use of the term, democracy, does not apply.
Oh, so today Norway is socialist? What happens the next time someone uses Norway as an example of successful outcomes with socialism?
 
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Apr 2013
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#23
Democracy, depending on your definition, requires a direct vote. Norwegians vote for Party only. There is no direct vote for specific representatives.
That is not true. They use in part a proportional system but the voters still vote for individuals.
 
Apr 2013
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#24
Democracy, depending on your definition, requires a direct vote. Norwegians vote for Party only. There is no direct vote for specific representatives.
There is a direct vote in the US but you say it isn't a democracy. So what gives? You like moving the goal posts?
 
Dec 2012
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#25
Another dodge. Are you guys scared to answer the question?
You have a Literary conundrum. Jimmyb was correct. The Constitution takes us away from a democracy and puts us square into the Republic form of government. Rule by the majority is not an American venture. The rule of law takes precedence, which protects the minority.
 
Dec 2012
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#28
There is a direct vote in the US but you say it isn't a democracy. So what gives? You like moving the goal posts?
I suggest you educate yourself on American voting. There is a strong reason why a direct vote for president was dismissed by the Founders.
 

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