American "democracy" is a joke, especially because of its lack of multiple parties, points of view and other such criteria of a healthy and robust democracy. The Democrats and Republicans are exactly the same, and both are firmly on the side of the entertainment industry that seeks to use copyright to stifle internet and electronic freedom.
America has functioned on a two party system for far too long. While some would say that adding a third party only shifts votes and allows an undesirable candidate to secure an election, I have to disagree. Our country, as large as it is, should have a plethora of parties, not just 2 or 3. The addition of a Pirate Party and potentially others would be a good change.