This has to be asked as the great influence the United States has had and still has on the World in general especially in the West. Add to this it has always set itself has the protector of the free people of the world fighting against those who are oppressed by governments or dictators and spreading democracy to the people with such fervour.
Then you carefully look at what the United States calls a Representative Democratic system from the outside, it looks very flawed and far from a true democratic system if anything it is a democratic system in which money not policies win the elections. Add to this the blatant way major Corporations and rich elite of American Society manipulate the electoral system to their own ends making a whole mockery of the democratic system from top down!
The first major flaw in the United States Democracy is the fact there are only two major political parties, excluding Independents, which is further maintained by way the whole political system is geared to these two parties to a point no other political parties can thrive. Every other Representative Democracy, including Canada and the United Kingdom, have more than two political parties and have political systems which allow multiple political parties to exist even extreme in their views because the Democracies embody the true ideals of political freedom.
The second major flaw in the United States Democracy is the fact that spending of the two political parties is not limited during an election which once again open doors to influence of the Corporations and the elite of America to determine the outcome of the elections rather than the candidates and political parties themselves. Elections in the United States, especially the Presidential Elections, are now not fought on policies or even politics but on who can gather the most backing from the major corporations and the elite of America. Every other Representative Democracy in the world have laws in place to make sure political parties and elections are fair and fought on policies not on who is the richest. Here in the United Kingdom we put such laws in place some 100 years ago because of open manipulation by Nobility in the political system which maintained their power beyond it time here in the United Kingdom.
The third major flaw in the United States Democracy is the use of voting machines which are maintained by a small number of Corporations who are also responsible for counting the votes themselves. This once again leaves the American Electoral system open to direct manipulation by major corporations and the elite of America. Every other Representative democracy uses paper votes with volunteers counting the papers as it has always been the most fairest and safest method to ensure a fair and clean election free from outside influence from both corporations and rich individuals.
The final major flaw in the United States Democracy is that is no one body which oversees all it electoral process from local to national level. Every other Representative Democracy, including the United Kingdom, has one official body which has the legal power to make sure elections are run fairly, political parties are funded openly and transparently, monies use by political parties during elections is audited and follows the rules. A country which runs elections without such a body overseeing all elections it beings into question the integrity and safety of the electoral process in to question.
All these major flaws in United States Democracy beings it whole system into question, it’s integrity, it’s fairness and impartiality. It leaves the whole system open to major manipulation and abuse by Corporations and the elite of America which everyone outside of the United States knows has happened. Most importantly it has lead to a democracy which does not represent the people but a democracy which puts Corporations and the elite of America first.
The most sad thing is that most Americans, especially Republicans, are very happy with this system heavily influenced by a Corporate run Media who blatantly manipulate them and their view of the world. People from outside of the United States can see this happening and tell these Americans it is happening to be met by a people who stick their heads in the sand and still believe in the American Dream. They answer with the usual rhetoric drilled into from birth by their society that United States is the greatest country and democracy in the world and the world should be grateful to the United States for saving the world from evil of Islam and Communism.
All this sounds so hollow as both within and outside of the United States can see what is happening to the American Dream and Ideals which were instilled into the fledgling United States after it won it’s independence from the United Kingdom. This to now be replaced by a Democracy and an American Dream which is so flawed which works for the corporations and the rich rather than the people as it was meant to be.
In conclusion I don’t see United States as a true Representative Democracy any more but now a corporate run state with a people who frankly too lost in a media full of propaganda from the said corporations and individuals bent on personal power at the expense of peoples freedoms. There are those who are starting to realised what is going but their voices are being lost in cacophony of the corporate media output.
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