Your point is well made. But my view has some fundamental differences. I see our gov’t other than Democratic. And that my view of politicians are people working together to keep us out. One way i came to these conclusions was looking up our gov’t in the CIA Factbook and realizing that our own gov’t doesn’t see it as a Democracy, but a Federalized Republic, with a strong Democratic tradition, though the tradational aspect is a moote point. The other thing is when I first looked this up i took a screen shot in 2007 and at that moment we were a Democratic Republic. Also, having had Conservative and Liberal Poli Sci profs, it had become apperent that people that didnt study this crap, they will continue to believe it ia true. Did not our Presidential canidatea keep saying that it was a Democracy? Are they suddenly truth sayers? Why do we as a whole and individually go back and forth on our beliefs of politicians? Its like watching a tennis match, one aide, then the other. Also, how can 2 views, Republicans and Democrats, something Hitler had pointed out that was necessary to maintain a high level of control over people, be a feesible thought in anyones head. There are over 300 million people in this country. So, though i completely get your point, i dont agree to the conclusion.