Accurate (!) Facebook Analysis

We saw this on Facebook today:

When 75% of Americans oppose a tax bill but the government tries to pass it anyway, we are no longer a democracy.

For Facebook this is pretty accurate.  Well, we don’t know if 75% actually oppose the bill and there are problems with the democracy part.  As the discussion with Ben Franklin goes:

Well, Doctor [Ben], what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

So to be precise it isn’t true that we are no longer a democracy.  It is true that we are not now a democracy because the USA has never been a democracy.  We are a republic.  We hope we can keep it.  Now we need to work on the nomination process for president in each party.

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