The United States of America is not a democracy. In fact, the words democracy, democrat, and democratic
appear no where in our founding documents. No where. Not even once.
Due to a widespread dearth of knowledge of civics, voters flock to the polls every four years to elect a president they can’t elect. No, not by any means whatsoever. If we were to elect presidents by popular vote, this nation would have long ago ceased to exist, because, as you will hear in the Prager U. video below, “Democracies always fail”.
Here are the rules for electing presidents right out of the Constitution:
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
Elections that most affect your life are local elections for city councils, school boards and county offices. Unfortunately, due to widespread ignorance, only a tiny fraction of the vast majority of registered voters turn out to vote in the vital local elections. Here in Rockwall only slightly over 3% of our registered voters cast ballots in the May 2015 elections.
Former Democrat Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neil famously said, “All politics is local.” He was correct then. What he said is correct now.