Why The United States Isn't A True Democracy

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 (aceproject.org)
"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 (telegraph.co.uk)
"Modern representative democracy has, in most countries across the globe, just recently become an essential part of political life."

The tyranny of the majority (economist.com)
"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 (archives.gov)
"Try your hand at predicting who will win the next presidential election."