Terminology

Democrat PartyIt’s odd and discomfiting that ‘democrat’ is commonly used to mean ‘someone who believes in democracy’. After all, a ‘socialist’ is some one who believes in socialism, and a ‘communist’ is someone who believes in communism, so shouldn’t we call someone who believes in democracy a ‘democracist’? It would certainly be useful to have a term which differentiates someone who believes in democracy from a ‘democrat’.

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