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Is America a Democracy?

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Started: 2/26/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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azii8

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Gerrymandering has been a big controversial problem lately when it comes to voting. Some are asking if America is still a democracy because of gerrymandering. In my opinion, gerrymandering is better for the politics than for the people with that being said America is not a democracy. Gerrymandering was made to help control population by redrawing the districts, but now it is being taken advantage of by the politics and their parties. It is slowing affecting America in a negative way because many Americans do not know that it is even happening. The district lines are being drawn to help either party instead of drawling then up equally based on population. It makes the people not want to vote and rethink who they are actually voting for. It is like saying the people have no more voice in voting because either way the politics are drawling the lines up in their favor. Like how the reporters said in one of the videos, republicans said "they used red map which helped them win the house" all though democrats had won all the majorities votes, based on how the drew the district line (red map) they won the votes. This is a prime example of how Gerrymandering is used negatively and is affecting America. It is not that the idea of gerrymandering is bad it is the way it is used and they way others use it is bad.
zackc555

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America is a form of democracy called a democratic republic. this idea is a restricted form of democracy. our founding fathers believed that too much democracy would result in tyranny by the majority and too little democracy would cause a tyranny by a few. so the American founding fathers came up with a happy median. the people democratically choose who will be their mayor, governor, representative, and senator. the people do not elect the president because sometimes the people do not know who is best for the nation at the given time. so the electoral college, who are voted by the people, vote for the president. that is to the issue of democratically electing a leader. but Americans also Democratically vote for laws such as the new law that was passed in Colorado that allows the use of recreational marijuana.
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Posted by Lightningstar 2 years ago
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America is not a democracy never has been its a Democratic Republic our founding fathers actually feared America becoming a democracy as they saw it as rule of the masses you need to rephrase your argument.
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