From the start of our conversation, I have taken the time to read all of the links you have posted. Clearly there has been no reciprocity by you.<quoted text>
OK, I'll try once more to explain this to you. "Democracy" is a broad term, which includes both pure democracies and representative democracies. You are confusing the broader term "democracy" with the more specific "pure democracy." The USA is not a "pure democracy", but it is a "representative democracy." That's why the dictionary definitions for "democracy" are correct, and why all those Presidents I quoted refer to the US as a democracy.
"Direct democracy, sometimes called "pure democracy," is a form of democracy in which the people themselves, rather than elected representatives, determine the laws and policies by which they are governed.
Direct democracy is the opposite of the more common "representative democracy," under which the people elect representatives empowered to create laws and policies. Ideally, the laws and policies enacted by the elected representatives in a representative democracy reflect the will of the people.
While the United States practices representative democracy, as embodied in the U.S. Congress and the state legislatures, three forms of limited direct democracy are practiced at the state and local level: ballot initiatives and referendums, and recall of elected officials."
I understand exactly what your point is,
Yet again I will repeat, you responded to a reply by me to another poster who stated that the US was a Democracy.
For some reason you feel that I must accept your definition of the single word Democracy and the unmentioned caveats by the original poster that have been added by you.
here is the link
and here is the comment
"LOL! Exactly, because it's a democracy, we decide those things by vote...:)"
Possibly you should be explaining to him what he is allowed to vote for in a representative republic..........and why don't we just agree to disagree?