What do you think of American politics?

@Lindery (854)
Latvia
January 30, 2009 8:32am CST
I live in Europe and American politics for me seems over screwed up. It could be the news I see broadcasting American political life in the wrong angle... Americans, how is it really there about politics? Is it really a democracy there?
5 responses
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
i think american politics is better than the politics in europe.american people have united even they are compete each other in politics. europe is good also in the image of world because europe was the first to create laws aboit politics. but i believe in the american way to get involve in politics. as i witness about the political arena in the united states of america, democracy shows in every corner.
@irisheyes (4375)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Well, I guess if you just read the few comments on here, you would have to say yes, America is a democracy. Everybody is entitled to their opinion and feels free to express it. Right now, I'm feeling optimistic as hell about my country but I'm a Democrat who voted for Barack Obama. I didn't feel so hopeful during the eight years of the Bush administration. LOL
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I live in America, and I hate American politics. I hate PARTISAN politics. They spend so much time worrying about who is a Republican or who is a Democrat that nothing ever really seems to get done. I am sick of seeing it. With all the problems we have in our nation right now, we can't afford to worry about who is liberal or who is conservative. We all need to work together to solve our economic crisis. I think A LOT of people here in America are sick of American politics. I don't feel that we are truly a democracy. We can vote to express our opinions, but the politicians can still do what they want to do in regards to what actions or legislations are actually passed. The Supreme Court can pretty much LITERALLY re-write the Constitution or the laws from the bench as they see fit. It is a screwed up system to say the least, but I it is still better than the alternative of living in a Communist nation or a nation ruled by a dictator. I have a feeling that Obama is going to lead America into more of a Socialism-style government. I am hoping that isn't the case, but some of his statements so far are leading me to believe that this is truly what he is trying to do...I don't think there is really a true democratic nation anywhere in the world, nor do I believe that there will EVER be a true democracy...
@Latrivia (2890)
• United States
30 Jan 09
America has never been a democracy. We were designed to be a republic, and that's still what we are. Voting is usually only democratic when it comes to legislation, but the results of those votes can be overturned by our Supreme Court if they feel the legislation isn't constitutional. As for the politics that go on - it's a dirty, dirty game. However, I was under the impression that politics is like that no matter what country you live in.
• United States
30 Jan 09
It would be more of a democracy if liberals would stop restricting our rights, taking our freedoms away and trying to re write the constitution.