What has gone wrong with American democracy?

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Then what you advocate for is ending the Republic and having a Democracy rule.
absolutely

The system needed to be set up as a republic to get everyone to sign up. It was never good for the average Joe. Now it's causes a second civil war.
 
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Those thing were not designed to do any such thing as you describe. No matter how much you want to believe that it is just the opposite. States rights I assume you mean. To have one central government deciding a one size fits all approach to a nation as large in area, as diverse in culture and as spread out as we are is insanity. Our founding fathers got the checks and balances system right and states rights as well. You are entitled to your backwards opinion. I just do not have to agree with it.
Hook line and sinker.

Wake up. It was a bunch of rich white men who were traitors because of their greed setting shit up for themselves.

Good grief. Don't be a mouse.
 
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It seems to me that voting for POTUS could be as simple and secure as our system that processes a billion dollars worth of credit card transactions every day.
Why would Trump do that when Russia needs him in office to advance their agenda?

It's a very unholy relationship which benefits Trump and Putin. Not everyday Americans. But try and explain this to the pointed head crowd.
 
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Hook line and sinker.

Wake up. It was a bunch of rich white men who were traitors because of their greed setting shit up for themselves.

Good grief. Don't be a mouse.
LOL, Wow. Virtually every nation started out or became what it is due to a group of men who were traitors. Whats with the "white" men thing? Seriously, are you a
Claraite?
 
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Even a notorious pimp was inspired to associate himself with the head of state by calling himself “The Trump of Pahrump”, and got elected to Nevada’s state assembly after death. What has gone wrong with American democracy? What urgent actions should be taken to rectify the flaws and improve the democratic system?

Nevada ruled from the grave
Democracy was invented in Ancient Athens and Democracy brought down Ancient Athens. Ancient fake ballots are still found in modern day Athens.
 
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Hook line and sinker.

Wake up. It was a bunch of rich white men who were traitors because of their greed setting shit up for themselves.

Good grief. Don't be a mouse.
Is this the EVIL AGENDA that you speak of...?


"In Russia, (we) live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, it should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslims, then we advise them to go to those places where that's the state law.

Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'. We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland, and France, if we are to survive as a nation.

The Muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture, or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims.

When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslim Minorities are not Russians.’ ...
 
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the united states was never a democracy it wasnt intended to be a democracy and that is the whole problem
What has gone wrong with American democracy?

Rank And File Democrats
Un-Wittingly Started Voting For Liberals That Are Actually Destructive Alinskyites
If You Are Old Enough
You Saw The Overthrow Of The Democratic Party In Chicago, 1968
I Was Only 11, And I Could See It
Their First Open Socialist Was George McGovern 1972
I Was Only 15, And I Knew What He Was Too
You knew, or your parents thought and you followed step, more than likely. You're completely wrong by the way. We are also a democracy, the "people" vote, they vote for their representatives and that is what has gone awry, as they are supposed to follow the choice of the people and govern and protect us, but as of late that's not how it's been. The voice of the people has been getting stomped out by the voice of lobbyists paying off our representatives.

Every time someone goes to court and is judged by a jury of his peers with a unanimous vote, that IS a democracy.
 
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Then what you advocate for is ending the Republic and having a Democracy rule. Those thing were not designed to do any such thing as you describe. No matter how much you want to believe that it is just the opposite. States rights I assume you mean. To have one central government deciding a one size fits all approach to a nation as large in area, as diverse in culture and as spread out as we are is insanity. Our founding fathers got the checks and balances system right and states rights as well. You are entitled to your backwards opinion. I just do not have to agree with it.
Please remember, Germany was a Christian Republic and our world war enemy twice. We have a more democratic government and we need to return to education for democratic values if we want to keep it.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384

"Convinced that the people are the only safe depositories of their own liberty, and that they are not safe unless enlightened to a certain degree, I have looked on our present state of liberty as a short-lived possession unless the mass of the people could be informed to a certain degree." --Thomas Jefferson to Littleton Waller Tazewell, 1805.

"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." --Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821. ME 19:408

"Freedom [is] the first-born daughter of science." --Thomas Jefferson to Francois D'Ivernois, 1795. ME 9:297

"Light and liberty go together." --Thomas Jefferson to Tench Coxe, 1795.

"Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787. Madison Version FE 4:480