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Did the US inch to democracy in steps?

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Submitted by Derek (United States), May 2, 2003 at 05:44

Why would it be a problem for a populace to have so many choices that a democracy would bring?

Did not the United States form a nation in one giant leap based on the ratification of the Constitution?

Oh wait, I guess our security means even we have jumped to far (back in 1787) and we need our government to take it back...one PATRIOT ACT at a time.
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