We’ve heard plenty in the last several days about the popular vote vs. the Electoral College, and actor George Takei isn’t happy with this outcome:
This is not what true democracy looks like, is it. pic.twitter.com/0KLG1TsXWk
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 20, 2016
There’s a pretty good reason it doesn’t look like a “true democracy”: Because it isn’t!
Well, George, that's because the USA isn't a "true democracy." We're a republic.
Guess you failed civics. https://t.co/JlsH9TbQXj
— Ray R (@rrothfeldt) November 20, 2016
Except we're NOT a democracy. We're a constitutional republic. Unfortunate that Mr. Takei doesn't know that. https://t.co/ivgTVhmmPc
— TheNatSecRoundtable (@nsroundtable) November 20, 2016
This isn't what a true democracy looks like, but that makes sense because the USA is a republic and not a democracy. https://t.co/1NEfq5c9u7
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 20, 2016
Socrates being forced to drink hemlock is what true democracy looks like George. https://t.co/lZplmkKDhN
— Trevor Dewey (@CP4070) November 20, 2016
In this episode of “Schoolhouse Rock,” the people who think the U.S. is a pure democracy are wearing the red shirts.
What’s worse: Fake news, or George Takei riling up 1000s of his followers with a fatuous tweet
Google “Constitutional Republic," George https://t.co/yFiFDvc3BV
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) November 20, 2016
— Ben Anderson (@AndStrats) November 20, 2016
.@GeorgeTakei Probably because our brilliant founders designed a Representative Republic. Pure Democracies lead to tyranny.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) November 20, 2016
Yes, that's right. The U.S. was founded as a republic, not a democracy. You should read up on it. https://t.co/AAAVvtIk3q
— It's Only Words (@itsonlywords) November 20, 2016
George some advice:
1. Read the Constitution
2. Find a high school freshman to explain the need for the Electoral College
3. Your team lost https://t.co/jLPvyVS2cN
— bill baumann (@wentworth8022) November 20, 2016
2008 Democrat Primary:
Sign a petition to repeal Obamacare & the rest of his illegitimate presidency! https://t.co/hvlH85eF1Y
— Brown Folder Blog (@TheBrownFolder) November 20, 2016
Earth to Sulu: The USA is not a "true democracy". Never was. https://t.co/RDWZahqhUy
— Small Metal Friend (@mustango13) November 20, 2016
— Brendon (@bhall96992) November 20, 2016
I'll take "Things that Uncle George won't be saying when Texas and Florida populations surpass those of NY and CA" for 1000, Alex https://t.co/xxferdxolv
— Snake Plisskenish (@_CrotalusAtrox_) November 20, 2016
No. True Democracy threw your family into a concentration camp.
That's why we avoid it. https://t.co/bio2rCW2BK
— JackO'Spades (@Jack0Spades) November 20, 2016
No. It's what a constitutional republic looks like when one candidate needlessly runs up the score in California, you fool. https://t.co/jFfpTt9TaF
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 20, 2016
— Rick Robinson ? (@AOTR_Host) November 20, 2016
Then amend the Constitution.
Fair warning, though: If you succeed, it doesn't end how you think it does. https://t.co/LvxgdHj41U
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) November 20, 2016