"On account of being a democracy and run by the people,
we are the only nation in the world that has to keep
a government four years, no matter what it does."
Will Rogers
(1879-1935) American humorist
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We should totally rethink our constitution and the political governance before we implode.
 -- Robert, Sarasota     
    Untrue... there are both impeachments and recalls in our laws to allow us to change a government quicker than that. Also, 4 years is not the magic number at all, every member of the House is up every 2 years and in the Senate they get 6 on rolling 2 year schedule... and then there is the Judicial branch where we give them a lifetime... all in all, a totally bogus and unfunny quote.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US     
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    As humor it gets 5 stars, as accurate it gets thumbs down. The de jure U.S. is not a democracy, not run by its once sovereign(s), and we're not the only nation that has to keep its government. We should reimplement Individual Sovereignty, the Representative Republic, the Constitution -that when adhered to protected the rest and, put to action a more watchful safeguard to stop the government's overthrow by the king Georges of the world.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Follow the Constitution. A democracy becomes a "mobocracy." The U.S. is a Constitutionally Limited Federal REPUBLIC.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
     -- jim k, Austin      
    The USA is NOT a democracy...it is a representative REPUBLIC Why is this so hard for people to understand? These are 2 very different philosophies. Ignorance isn't funny, its horrifying.

     -- abby     
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