The most fundamental aspect within a democracy is that ruling is done by the people. Without this, a society could never function as a democracy; it would be one only in name. In the first forms of democracy, this meant that every single citizen was responsible for participating in the decisions that the state made. As society progressed, however, this responsibility was handed off, with representatives being elected by the citizens in order to make the decisions for them, in their interests, thus creating the modern representative democracy. It is important to question whether this has resulted in the people being uninformed and uninterested in politics, and whether it is necessary to have the people stay involved in this process.
Indirect democracy is responsive to the will of the people and can educate citizens on political issues. Representatives may have ulterior motives and may not work in the best interest of the people. Minority groups may not be represented enough because they do not have the majority of the votes. Totalitarian democracy is a system of government where individuals are given the right to vote but have no participation in the decision making process. This could be seen as a good way to rule if the person in power, makes decision in the good of society.
They need a strong government, to win over the people who won’t support over fear of loss of natural laws, like mentioned in document 1 “Let us look and behold the distress which prevail in every part of our country… View these things, fellow citizens, and then say we do not require a new, a protection, and efficient federal government if you can” this document was quoted from a newspaper in Massachusetts. The Federalist have a paper stating new laws and rights of the people while missing one of the most important, the natural laws of the people. You don’t need a paper to have natural rights, you 're born with
In the Second Treatise of Government, John Locke argues that citizens have the right of revolution when the government acts against their interests. To Locke, revolution was an obligation, however, many other philosophers do not view it that way. Edmund Burke, for example, believed that gradual change was better than all out revolution. Other philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes believed that the people need to obey their government due to a ‘social contract’ between them and the state. This essay will argue that a right to revolution needs to be granted to citizens in the case of a tyrannical government because it is the government’s duty to serve its citizens, and if it fails to do so, the people need to replace it with an alternate form of
A representative democracy incorporates checks and balances within the government so that one group doesn’t gain more power over another group. When each party is performing their duties correctly, it is designed to have people work together. Democracy allows people have a say in how their government operates. If the public elects an official into office then they have the right to allow that person to stay there by re-electing them. At the same token, if the majority are displeased with the performance of their reigning elected official, they can vote to remove that person on the next term.
The idea that the people come first and the idea that people should rule the government and furthermore that the government was for all the people and not just the people in power. Communist and democrats also agree that they were against complete and total government authority and tried to remove the power of authority and that They were for a society where everyone was treated alike. Not everyone in a democratic environment would agree that democracy is fairly ran this way because of the minority- majority rule of thought, however the basis for both structures was supposed to establish the power to the people. It is safe to say that another definite similarity is the fact that the people of each denomination still question methods of the governmental controls and just how much power the people
They wanted to have all the resources so they would be the only ones to industrialize since they thought that resources were limited. England forbade colonies to develop any domestic industry and the government controlled colonial trade. England wanted to be in control of all the resources so they could industrialize faster and then for other countries to be at their command and be known as the ‘mother country’. They were bossing all of the countries and trying to be the top country instead of thinking of joining together to become allies. According to document six, the Industrial Revolution had a negative effect for people living in England because people who were not economically stable lived in non-sanitized areas.
The slaves were considered property and could become free by their owners but it wasn’t common. They could be freed if their owner died, they became too expensive to feed, or the slaves could buy their own freedom. The Romans would earn a higher grade if the laws protected people that weren’t citizens and also slaves. There weren’t many citizens and it wasn’t always fair. If they made the laws apply to everyone in Rome, then they would’ve probably gained an A or
They vote on any politics issues from the smallest to the biggest in harmony. Obviously, direct democracy is more democratic; the majority can have the best. This inspired us an idea of direct democracy could work well today in the United States as well; nonetheless, it is too idealistic. This essay will clarify why government is important to our life, the strength and weakness of direct democracy compare to representative democracy, and why direct democracy is unfeasible for America. Undoubtedly, government is one of the most important components of people’s life.
It can be often misinterpreted because it is often processed as meaningless words or words full of hate. It would to wrong to assume the use of our freedom of speech has never been used to cause emotional and mental harm to others. Many people are troubled as to what qualifies as hate speech and what does not. Hate speech is the grey line in allowed and not allowed by society. The point to be made is that society has placed a feeling of, frowned upon when hate speech is mentioned.
Democracy is a foundation of a country’s success. The idea of mandatory voting goes against the democracy of the United States. Mandatory voting is a violation to our civil rights and will become a law in the United States. Although many people believe that mandatory voting helps to strengthen a democratic government by making more voters participate in political process.However, mandatory voting violates the democratic United States by restricting people’s rights. Many believe that mandatory voting should become a law in America.
The smaller states thought this was unfair because they thought they would just me controlled by the bigger states, and they would have no say in anything. The bigger states thought equal representation would be unfair because they wouldn’t be able to represent as many people that lived in the state. 2. The Virginia Plan suggested a strong national government. It said that two governments would go into affect, individual state governments and the national governments.
One reason that the framers of the constitution included the Electoral College is because they believed people will only vote for people in their own states and basically play favorites. However, in modern democracy it is evident that this system no longer benefits entirely the people of the states’. It must be modified because the restrictions that vary state to state through each election is now unnecessary in today’s society. In a presidential election an electoral vote should count the same as a popular vote no matter the circumstances. The states that remain mutual in a presidential candidacy election, where the populations are evenly divided causes an issue of winning the state
A common wish among Americans is if they were President they would change so much and do what is best for everyone. Now common sense suggest that this would most likely not happen. Because of the separation of powers created by the constitution the branches of government have the ability to keep each other in check. So this essay is going to be taken from the point of view that separation of powers gives the President a little more ability to pass what laws he wants without having to deal with the congress, senate, and the Supreme Court. With this in mind a controversial topic of today in our country is social services such as the welfare system and food stamps.
Every constitution should have one for the people, and the government shouldn’t refuse to give on, as shown on Document E. The Letter to James Madison, Objections to the Constitution was written by Thomas Jefferson to explain what he disliked about the constitution to one of the writings, after the constitution was drafted and were awaiting ratification. Thomas Jefferson also asserts that he doesn’t like the fact that there is no rules and regulations in regard to office terms, and how the officers could get re-elected and serve for like, thus, will result with corruption