On 5/24/06, Steve Summit <scs(a)eskimo.com> wrote:
Of course we do. Does the fact that, for example, felons can't
vote in the U.S. mean it's not a democracy?
Many serious people have made that argument in all seriousness.
To be more precise, only certain states prevent felons from voting.
The practice, one can more easily argue, is one of the reasons the US isn't
a very good democracy.
When people believe they live in a democracy it doesn't matter how that
term is defined.