• representative democracy as in: the electoral college represents the will of the people. a pure democracy would be having no president but asking every single citizen regarding every single decision.
    • mushroom
      "Pure" democracy or direct democracy, in the sense of ancient Athens is found in a similar manner in Vermont town hall meetings. See old "Newhart" tv show.
  • E) representative democracy In actuality, the U.S. is a Republic. Everyone should know that! But while it can be called a "representative democracy", calling it a democracy would be ignorant. We may live in a democratic society. But our government is essentially a republic/rep.democracy. I love this article. It was written, 10 years ago. But it still holds true.

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