Why The United States Isn’t A True Democracy

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Democratic values are the bedrock of U.S. politics, but the country falls short of a real democracy. So why isn’t America a true democracy?

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Direct Democracy
http://aceproject.org/ace-en/focus/direct-democracy/cs-swiss
“When it comes to direct democracy, Switzerland is usually cited as the country that is the closest to having a directly democratic system of government.”

How direct democracy makes Switzerland a better place
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1435383/How-direct-democracy-makes-Switzerland-a-better-place.html
“Modern representative democracy has, in most countries across the globe, just recently become an essential part of political life.”

The tyranny of the majority
http://www.economist.com/node/15127600
“As 2009 draws to a close, the voter-initiative industry is already frantically busy. In two dozen states new propositions are being readied to go before voters in 2010.”

Electoral College Calculator
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/calculator.html
“Try your hand at predicting who will win the next presidential election.”

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