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Originally posted by Rumpelstiltskin
The 'Prez' is my shepherd... he leadeth me down the garden path.
Question: If democracy is a form of government in which power is held by the people, why do we vote for politicians offering leadership?
Originally posted by sir_chancealot
If you think the United States was ever a "democracy", you are sadly ignorant of your own history.
Here is a quote from Thomas Jefferson that exemplifies why we never were a democracy: "Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on lunch. A Republic is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote."