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    "a democracy that would be governed(voted) by the people for the people". They just didn't. They created a democracy that would be governed by white landowning men. The prevailing wisdom at the time was that the uneducated miscreants among us would just fuck up the vote. They debated allowing non-landed white men suffrage, but decided against. They did not even debate allowing women or blacks or minorities the right to vote. Such thoughts did not even exist in 1770-80's America.

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