Comment: Democracy isn't so much about method as it is about what is the

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Democracy isn't so much about method as it is about what is the

basis for decisions.

Same with a republic.

Madison, in that PDF I linked, explained that even in the 1780s, people were making this error because there were ancient systems that called themselves a "republic" when they were a democracy and so forth.

Electing representatives is not democratic and does not make a country a democracy. Elections ≠ Democracy. That is an error.