America isn't a democracy, though. Besides, democracy is a system destined to fail since people are largely morons that have no fucking clue what they're voting about.
"What's that, you say? It's called 'Fair Tax'? Fuck me I'm for it because it's FAIR!"
"Abortion is wrong, because, um, I heard in my church that it was, also, my friends said so as well"
"Gay people shouldn't marry because marriage is a religious thing, so the gov'ment shouldn't mess wit it"
"durrr, hurr, durr, hurr"