Whine all you want about the oddities of the electoral college (and it IS pretty messed up), but people vote and have an influence, no matter how small, over who leads them. If the USA isn't a democracy, what is?
No existing state is a democracy.
Americans, and really everyone in western style democracies
The United States is not a democracy.
are free to criticize and judge any government, religion, or belief they want to in a public forum.
But not to do anything beyond criticism, in which case, what is the point of criticism?
Well, it's a fact. If you can't deal in facts, you shouldn't be working where you claim to be.
I disagree. Dealing with facts would probably be an impediment to his job.
Hardly. I'm not from Iran, but I feel very much th same about the US. I also say: let 'm drown. They run a pretend democracy that still have at least half of the population keep the current set of fear-driven, fear-mongering elite in charge, They simply cannot be persuaded to not fund and otherwise stimulate all sorts of terror groups that do all sorts of stupid and dangerous shit all over the world. They purposely suppress women and gays and black people and working-class people... They do all that and still keep expecting to be treated with respect. I say: let 'em go under good this time. Relativism with respect to what Iran does *is* apples and oranges.
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Astonishing but still within the copyright term length. Abhorrent? You bet. But I wouldn't go around attacking publishers and would instead focus on reducing the law that governs said term length.
Why do you think the laws exist, if not because of publishers wanting them?
I think there's a world market for about five computers. -- attr. Thomas J. Watson (Chairman of the Board, IBM), 1943