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It's called democracy if you have the free choice to vote what you want.... 

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225 deviants said Yes it is :nod:
43%
168 deviants said Yes it is :slow:

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Sonaxaton Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm guessing :nod: is democrats and :slow: 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 :nod: and :slow:. But that brings me back to my original point which is that the connotation of :nod: is democratic and the connotation of :slow: is republican.
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taenaron Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011   Digital Artist
I haven no relation to the American system :P It was a general question :)
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Poetologist Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Therefore, this is not a democratic proll, since there are no other than YOUR answers. ;P
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Softglow-Residue Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I'll exercise my freedom to not vote on this poll, how's that for democracy :P
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wrote my bachelor thesis on critical democracy and political spaces. It was entitled "The death of democracy?" - won't bother you with the details though :p
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sanmonku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
"every election is between a Giant Douche and a Turd"
-south park

^^
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Fanusz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Exactly! That's democracy according to communists ;)
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brzpcnic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Democracy is freedom to vote, but it is also about two wolves and a lamb voting on what is for dinner :(
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DE22 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not the politics! :ohnoes:
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sl1pstr3am Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
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) :)
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Rau-Le-Creuset Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
True democracy has never existed in this world......The United States was and still is a REPUBLIC*......and always will be.....

And anyone who thinks otherwise has either never read a history book, too stupid to care, or just living in a goddamned dream world.
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Broken-Lithium Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OH I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE
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taenaron Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011   Digital Artist
very clever :nod:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Or not vote ;)
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DeltaScope Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
"Rather that giving an illusion of free choice, I will take the liberty of choosing for you. . ."
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deedooo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In America Voting is optional...but Australia is such a free country that we HAVE to vote :evillaugh:

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 :slow: so long as this country isn't run by a tyrannical overlord like Saddam, I really don't care =p
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SniperJJS13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
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.
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SirDeLundo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
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.

And yes I get the point of the post =P
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telvas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Democracy is inherently flawed, because it assumes, that there are more intelligent people than stupid ones.
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WarpTheWorld Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is genious :P

Sometimes democratic votes should have a "none of the above option", and when you tick it the government should explode <.<
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E-Squid Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Hey... this looks like a North Korean democracy.
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RizarLogic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
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.

Do you mean direct democracy by this question?
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seba-romero Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Ha!!! this reflects my exact feeling about democracy. At least here in my country... Bravo man!! Well done :ahoy:
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Dragon-Cultist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I see what you did there
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taenaron Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Digital Artist
:clap: :nod:
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Hokunin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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
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itsthunderkid Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
choice is an illusion...


...and so are pants
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cl0ser1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Your poll wasn't democratic, there was just one option masked as two.
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Hokunin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly, that is the ironic point of this :D
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cl0ser1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
;)
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Keydan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Classic greek democracy - middleaged well off men deciding what's best for everyone with a vote of majority.
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andyslade Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Democracy requires more components than being allowed to vote as you wish.

Securing the ability to vote, or even voting in an already-established "democracy", does not, in any way, infer the presence of true democracy.
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DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
What about the Democratic Republic of Congo? :P

(i dont know what the "voting" system is there, but i'm sure i heard it wasn't good...)
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
True, but are we being represented by you or voting for ourselves? That would determine the type of democracy. Or is this some plot to overthrow the DA Gods, using the guise of democracy?
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karma4ya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) yea! and whats it called when they actually expect you to believe that your vote actually counts? :wow:
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wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Writer
Yes, and the beauty of this democracy is we can choose to comment on the poll instead of vote on it =P
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
:highfive:
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BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Digital Artist
:|:|:|:iconpsata:
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+
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DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
lamo
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BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Digital Artist
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DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
:iconpsata:
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BLPH Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Digital Artist
:iconangrypsata:
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DexausMelmac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
:iconrageant:
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blahstik Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
:icontrollfaceplz:
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Tersakoff Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Yes, because I'm not forced to vote.
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CapitanHappyFace Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
some countrys if you are a citizen, can force you to vote (in Chile for example)
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Tersakoff Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
okay :u
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