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[–] Burrito 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

People take the fact that we can vote to be synonymous with "we're a democracy" for some reason.

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[–] h3lblad3 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I grew up in school learning that a republic is a form of democracy and that "democracy" as the guy up yonder means it is "direct democracy".