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.