There are some major flaws such as when there is an urgent matter the decision process is slower. This can cause chaos especially when you need the solution as quick as possible, there is not enough time to be asking people their opinion. In the article on pros and cons of democracy is says that people can be un educated on topics that are important for making informed decisions. Also people can me emotionally driven into doing something that they know is bad. These are some reason why most of the enlightenment thinkers did not believe in having a group run government.
It does not take an education to vote appropriately. It take... ... middle of paper ... ...their right to decide who represents them the best is taken away. Others believe that pople are too stupid to vote. In Plato’s Republic, Plato describes his version of the prefect government where only highly educated people called Guardians make decisions. This argument is not realistic and cannot happen.
Plato and Socrates go on to state that not everyone is qualified to rule and make political decisions, since they do not know what justice is and are too interested in personal benefits. Montesquieu backs up this claim about the masses needing to be educated in knowing the common good. These philosophers are saying that not everyone should be involved in making political decisions because in simple terms they are ignorant. This argument is strong in the sense that people are self-interested and many are not educated enough to make large-scale decisions. If the masses are all educated, in a sense democracy would be ideal but if they were uneducated, then it would not be ideal, according to these arguments.
Doing this would not create a perfect society, (as one does not exist) only perchance a stronger and more effective government. One must not seek perfection, only improvement. Rulers who have tried to do so in the past have been unsuccessful, as perfection is also a controversial subject. The ever-struggling controversies make it very difficult for people, of all cultures, to come t... ... middle of paper ... ...also a controversial subject. Religion is brought into government because it is essentially a part of the people.
Zinn does not understand his... ... middle of paper ... ...all of these people and more. They need to be democratic to be as equal as possible to of the people that decions will effect. Granted this may never happen because we do not live in a Utopian society like what Zinn is looking for but our best move would be an attempt to reach the most equality possible like what Hook attempts to say by giving relative facts and statements and contradicting Zinn. In effect our government is trying to be the most democratic it can be even though there may be a few glitches in the system, they will be worked out. The government will never be able to please everyone by the decision it makes but it can not allow that.
The group is then very limited and is not seen as being very powerful therefore small groups on the majority are never really taken notice of because the government only pays serious attention to them if it sees that they have widespread public support. In my view the above problem is what leads them to do illegal acts, which they carry out of desperation. In my view outsider groups lead on in the future to be insiders gradually. It is important in democracy to have someone who has the will power to get laws changed if the majority does not see the laws as satisfactory.
This in result cause less voter turnouts and disrespect for the way our system operates. The problems we face in our system is inevitable. Trying to fix our broken democracy cannot be done. There is too much issues and mistrust in our democracy, to ever go back to the way things were initially meant to
People have never loved their governments, and indeed, many of them disapprove of their government, but the fact of the matter is that, without government, civilization would be at a standstill. As much as people do not like to admit it, the concept of government has enable... ... middle of paper ... ...hough many people are not as satisfied with governments as they would like to be, some form of government, no matter how primitive, is necessary to maintain the humanity of a society and to protect many of the citizens who might not be able to do so themselves. Madison’s view of government as a necessity to shield humans from themselves is a truthful, albeit blunt, depiction of the human race. If people were indeed perfect and the world were Utopia, there would be no need for government because there would be no heinous crimes such as murder or arson or theft. However, in actuality, humans are not, have never been, and probably will never be perfect beings, and the world in which humanity lives is not paradise.
In democracy the majority of the rule and the rule or poor does not assist the city-state in achieving telos. Hence, Aristotle believes democracy is not a good form of rule. According to Aristotle, democracy cannot be virtuous form of government because; of the way freedom is defined. “Democracies do not define freedom properly, everyone lives the way they want and toward what goals they want to attain” (Aristotle, p. 104). In order for a government to be considered virtuous its need to rule for the common good of its people.
This idea brings up an important issue on how governments should be formed. No government should be created with a single ideology that will guide the affairs of the state as it would be exclusionary and discriminatory toward those that do not adhere. Hood sees the problem with ideology in his recognition that ideology is created by an individual and varies across all. He says, “Ideology is also often defined as a worldview that is not readily ‘disprovable’ by facts and events, because after every apparent failure the true believers can argue that the problem arose because their preferred approach was not applied vigorously enough, rather than that it was tried and failed.” As a result, it is my opinion that government cannot have a set ideology but should have a framework to work