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Something United States of America politicians claims the country is built on, while every single day they make every effort to undermine it.
The public doesn't war, politicians want war, means there will be war, because it's "democracy".

The public wants tax cuts, politicians want tax raises, means there will be tax raises, because it's "democracy".
The public wants weed, the politicians don't want weed, means if they'll find you possesing it, you'll be locked up for life, cause this is a "democracy"!
by 32121 July 21, 2016
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Any of a number of forms of government which at their core have some degree of decision-making performed by a system of voting. Exactly who can vote (franchisement) often varies quite widely, and has historically in many countries been divided along lines of age, gender, religion, economic status, class, race, ethnic group, language, nationality, and citizenship. The degree of participation can also vary. A direct democracy, for example, would in principle have all decisions made by popular vote. Most democratic nations use some form of representative democracy, whereby voters designate certain people or groups to make decisions for them.
Though both the United States and the United Kingdom have democratic elements, their political systems are quite different.
by fastfission May 12, 2005
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Taken from the Greek 'demos' and 'kratos' ('people' and 'power' respectively), it refers to the system of government in which the entire population effectively rules through a concentrated body which relies on the population's opinion as a source for its policies.
The French Revolution was sparked by ideals of liberty and democracy for all.
by RyanM January 03, 2004
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What America isn't.
"We're a fucking republic, not a democracy."
by devilzukin December 03, 2003
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A failing system of government, which like communism works in principle but fails in practice.
ALL democracies end up serving the needs of rich interest groups and detach themselves from the populous. which inturn results in the majority of the people being governed by a minority.
The current UK and US governments are both cases where a minority vote has put a leader into power against the wishes of the majority.
by black flag June 06, 2004
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The lie they tell you so they can keep getting rich.
Look around you. When's the last time you were getting rich?
by Server_Joe October 26, 2004
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The notion that millions who cannot order their own lives properly are somehow still at least minimally qualified to participate in the ordering of the lives of millions.
Often heard in a democracy: "Hey, where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?"
by Ambrose September 21, 2005
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