Democracy in America

#1
Once again it appears as though the keys to the White House will go to the candidate who manages to raise the most money, In my view this not democracy, at best its democracy at a price. What do americans think? Are they disaffected with the whole process?
 

ddr6

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#2
I'm not American but on the subject of politics I think soon it will all be done online. Only online can you get a true democracy, what do you think?
 

Eric

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Stormy Days(HC)
#3
I'm not American but on the subject of politics I think soon it will all be done online. Only online can you get a true democracy, what do you think?
The only problem is... The white house can't even manage to make a health care website work properly (without investing a few hundred million). I would hate to see them attempt to make a online voting website.

Hell, this website is more reliable then any of their junk.
 
#4
That's because a couple decades ago Congress passed a bill requiring certain civic government projects to be auctioned off to the lowest/cheapest bidder. So when you get cheap labor from dozens of companies with questionable backgrounds...yeah you're not gonna have a good time getting anything done. Then with piss poor documentation on how these teams were working and doing things...it was a total fiasco.

IPB, VBulletin, PHPBB, XenForo, ect make it their business to dedicate themselves to one product, make it big with that one outstanding product and then develop offshoots. If you look at tech companies like Microsoft or Google, that's how they got their start. They dedicated themselves to their product and when they made it big, they reinvested into more projects but still had dedicated teams on Windows or Google's search engine. These government contractors don't care about dedicating themselves to the project. They're just there to make the site, take the money and move on. It'd be different if the government had its own dedicated company whose sole job and investment is in the health care website, but that's sadly not the case.

Also another interesting thing about US politics is that we're actually supposed to be a republic. Both republics and democracies are similar but republics put a lot more emphasis on the fact that sovereignty is in each individual person. Democracy on the other hand is sovereignty in a group. However in the past 50 years the very policies and laws that we put in place as a nation to protect the general populace have become so eroded thanks to greed and corporate interests with a constant revolving door into politics that the US has officially become an oligarchy in all but name.
 
#5
I don't even vote anymore. Because you're right, this is not a democracy. Most Americans actually believe that their votes count when in fact an electoral college chooses our president anyway.
 
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