In addition, a government under democratic rule consists of laws that create an equity among citizens. "But while the law secures equal justice to all alike in their private disputes, the claim of excellence is also recognized" (Benjamin Jowett). Conflicts and issues can occur in a society, but laws play a role in taming them. This is a reason as to how people are granted the same amount of justness and fairness among each other. Two characteristics among a democracy include having a unique citizen that is right for the public, and allowing laws to protect everyone's fair play.
These are the words of Jesselyn Radack, a whistleblower who promoted transparency by exposing the truth to Americans. From the birth of this country, Americans have valued transparency in the government. Still, there are instances where the government is allowed to keep secrets from the American people. There has been ongoing debate on whether the American Federal government should be allowed to keep secrets from the American people. Whistleblowers are important is this debate because of their fail-safe method of creating transparency.
The focus on ownership of the mass media is a threat to democracy, as a small, influential group of media owners can control access to ideas and information that are published. The ideas and movements of the least powerful groups are the most likely to be excluded. However some people disagree with this saying that the media can actually promote democracy because anyone can put his or her views across, by making a website or a newspaper, spreading leaflets, putting up posters, and other means of communicating ideas. Also the widespread variety of privately owned media means a variety of opinions are considered and public debates happen. By criticizing the actions of governments, the mass media can play a significant role in keeping the government in touch with public opinion.
In order to improve the nation and world, the media should present their unbiased findings to allow people to make up their own minds. However, this is not the case. The media often shows its bias. Their widespread exposure enables them to communicate their ideas to the public, regardless of the public's responsiveness. The elections of officials for the federal government during the late 20th century serve as prime examples of their bias.
In order for the U.S. government to control and determine the public’s popular perception of reality, the government must shape and oversee the information that the media reports to the existing populous. This particular process of democracy is known and referred to by political scientists as cognitive socialization. However, many of us, who do not adhere to the cushioning of political correctness, refer to it as the propaganda machine. Numerous political scientists consider cognitive socialization to be the most effective form of political socialization. According to theory, cognitive socialization is doctored up information, which is strategically fragmented in such a manipulative manner, that the probability of its rationalization is highly predictable.
When the information about the firm is leaked, it will make its competitors know t... ... middle of paper ... ...lationships among the countries. Based on the explanation above, we cannot ignore the importance of privacy in business and political world because privacy has huge impact on both fields. For example, privacy in business is important because by respecting other companies’ privacy there will be a fair competition which will also help creating a healthy economy. In political world, privacy also has important role to play. In national political situation, privacy is important for political parties to win a vote.
(Abraham Lincoln) “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. However, democracy does not guarantee triumph in the same way that the lack thereof, does not guarantee failure.” Even though the majority choice isn't always the right one, democracy is the best way to govern a nation because democracy is the most effective way to govern a nation, taking into account opinions of all the citizens, prevents corrupt governments, and maintains peace and stable transitions between governments. Democracy is proven to be the most effective governance benefitting the citizens of a country. Countries such as Canada, France, the United States and the United Kingdom, just to mention a few, have prospered as a result of their democratic values and systems. Even though China is the second largest economy in the world, its autocratic government still tightly reigns over its citizens from free speech, right to vote causing potential social inequality and instability in the long term.
Democracy, formally known as the “rule by the people” is seen a form of governance which is ruled by the people, for the people. Modern civilization views democracy as an ideal, but many people forget that this ideal is very difficult to achieve. The creation of the public sphere, as well as communicative technologies intended to achieve one of the most important goals: to enhance democracy. The public sphere was created in order to have an area where people could meet and freely discuss issues within society (Ironstone March 21, 2014). On the other hand, the emergence of communicative technologies ties in with the idea of communicative capitalism, which emphasizes that the market is the “site of democratic aspirations” (Dean 2005, p. 54).
Despite all its flaws and political biases, it provides an invaluable service to the nation in that it reminds us that we have a fundamental right to speak our own beliefs and to know what is going on in government. However, this could be described as an idealistic view because the media is as much the tool of the government as the government is a tool of a media. Both are driven by the force of power and money (Marxism) and therefore liable to corruption (Jones and Norton, 2010). What we read is often misconstrued for a certain effect, whether it be to sell papers or to gain support for a political party. As long as the complex relationship between politicians and media is
It offers a transparent view of the government, and allows Americans to be whistleblowers on unreasonable issues administered by the government. Wikileaks should be allowed to release government information because it aids in providing citizens with the knowledge of important information they may not have been aware of otherwise. Citizens of this country have the right to know about important government information. It is their constitutional right to know and to have knowledge about plans and activities the government is involved in. The opposing side might say the information wikileaks releases are unreliable and untruthful.