I'm guessing is democrats and is republicans, right? Important distinction to make. Otherwise, the two choices would be the same and I would have no real choice so the poll would mean nothing, right? I guess it still would though because I can choose between the connotation of and . But that brings me back to my original point which is that the connotation of is democratic and the connotation of is republican.
Uh not really, cause where as I'm in a state of Republicans, but I'm more Democratic, doesn't seem to matter... a lot of shit and generalizations are made about the state I live in too, so yeah. >.> pardon the lang, sorry if anyone is offended >.> and the US isn't Republican, if you want to point something, look up Oligarchy... so not even a true Republic, lol, just my opinion (yes I'm from the US, I hate the arrogance of some of the people of this country, so I try to stay open and friendly to everyone)
democracy in most cases is simply a way of tricking the public into thinking they have freedom and/or a bigger role in things. it's just an illusion. america has just managed to pull it off better than most other places.
In America Voting is optional...but Australia is such a free country that we HAVE to vote
Eh, it's no big deal, just one Saturday afternoon lost every few years, I never pay attention to this stuff anyway so I never know exactly what kind of leadership I'm voting for so long as this country isn't run by a tyrannical overlord like Saddam, I really don't care
A vote that means nothing is not democracy. In the US we suffer from a representative democracy, meaning that people who are paid far too much are the ones who's votes actually count. Popular vote means nothing in this nation and the checks and balances that are in place are laughable at best. True democracy requires people who are intelligent, and only idiots are in government so democracy will never exist.
People confusion direct democracy with what we actually have in the US. A representative one. And we only have a choice to vote on what they believe to be best for us even though they are supposed to make legislation on our behalf.
This journal got me thinking about democracy, especially after the protests in Wisconsin. I started to write a lengthy answer, but I put it over in my journal ([link]).
I believe there are many forms or definitions of democracy. Each has different voting procedures. In liberal or social democracies, representatives vote. Voters get to decide which representative to vote for, but representatives may decide to vote against the majority point of view.
Republicans and Democrats are all the same, choose with your closed eyes, nothing will change. Other small parties don't even have a chance to get through. Cuz billions and billions of dollars support only those two "appropriate" parties for the show "illusion of democracy", both under control of FRS bankers. Who's your real daddy now haha