Are Americans too lazy for Democracy?

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    Has it now become socially acceptable for Americans to be so lazy and irresponsible that they either don't vote at all or they don't bother educating themselves before they vote? A government by the people for the people? That means we have to vote to maintain a Democracy. If our country is a mess, all that means is that we, the people, didn't bother governing our own country.
     
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    Yes.

    Well, that's not entirely fair.

    There is no democracy for them to work with anyway.

    We have a Republic, so the connection between democracy and what we've got going is pretty damned tenuous.
     
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    What do you mean by saying "there is no democracy for them to work with"?
     
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    It's all "their" fault, obviously. Those liberals/conservatives/fascists/communists wackos running this country.
     
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    I meant:


     
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    That, and, the entrenched powers are hard to fight. I'm not saying that's an excuse for doing nothing, but it's one of life's dilemmas: You can't fight city hall, but you don't want to stop plotting!
     
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    I've been fighting city hall for many years in various ways,

    Believe me it's a lifestyle that is fruaght with peril for you personally to decide to stand up and be counted.

    ESPECIALLY if you are prone to pointing out warts no matter where or on whom you find them.

    Basically politics is a team sport, and I am not much of a team player in most cases.
     
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    all i can think about in this thread is the Tenacious D song City Hall

    "all you people up there in city hall. youre f**king it up for the people that's in the streets"
     
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    :lol:

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    Regardless of the type of government the answer is yes. We are too lazy.

    Interestingly it is probably a direct result of the type of government we have. We are, for the most part, a free country and get to do what we want. We don't NEED to participate in government. So far government apparently hasn't crossed enough of a line to warrant people deciding that they need to directly and frequently participate in it.
     
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