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I am not sure there is a country that is a total democracy on the planet. The US is a Republic but we will explore your question. In any total democracy that country is doomed to fail and there will be no protection of the people. So let's say the US has decided to throw out the constitution and become a democracy and the country is going to decide whether to make a new constitution or continue the old one. (This is a serious topic in California)

But your question is relevant - let's play it out. The country votes on Freedom of Speech - so 100 million actually vote and they vote 60 million to 40 million - so that passes. Freedom of the Press - so 100 million vote and 30 million vote for the press but 70 million vote against the press. So now we have laws against the press. Freedom to Protest - This pisses people off so 10 million for and 90 million against - so now there can be no demonstrations. Some of you like some of you don't.

The right to bear arms - 60 million say no - and 40 million say yes - sorry guns are gone.

Income tax at 40% - 52% say yes - 48% say no - sorry people - the government will take 40% of your income.

See this is why we are a Republic - why we have an electoral college - it's basically to stop the 1% from stomping us. When your guy wins or loses be happy we have this.

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