What is democracy? Democracy a form of government in which the people freely elect representatives to govern them in a country, democracy guarantees free and fair elections, basic personal and political rights and independent court of law. There are two types of democracy, direct and indirect democracy. Direct democracy or pure democracy is where there is direct participate of the people; people make decisions for them instead of letting them representative make decision for them. Indirect democracy the decisions are made by the representative on behalf of the people that voted for them.
The idea of an ideal democracy is not a particularly obtainable idea, considering the different in culture and history of countries this could be a dramatic change to previous authoritarian regimes. Although we can work towards this idea of an ideal democracy reaching this goal will be a much harder task. The attributes that contribute to having an ideal democracy are free and fair elections, their capability to implement policies, political participation of the masses and universal adult suffrage, and a multiple party political system. Holding free and fair elections is the first step to an ideal democracy. The concept that the people have some control over who is making decisions and effectively “ruling” over them is one that is crucial to full democratic ideologies.
When looking at these facts it just shows why democracy is the best thought of. In most places ruled by one king or a dictator the people's voices are not heard. They don’t get to help make choices on who is going to rule or what laws get passed. With these freedom comes great power, such as being able to vote for the President that you think will make the right decisions. In this form of government you can criticize the leader and demand action if you don’t feel that he is doing his job.
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. Another type of government is an association under absolute control. Absolutism is the idea of governing by divine right, in which the ruler can come off as believing they are superior. This idea can be the cause of persuading rulers to be better than other parties. As stated in A History of Western ... ... middle of paper ... ...shed democracy ends due to Ralph not receiving enough respect from others, and lacking the ability in ruling efficiently.
All citizens would elect the government, because everyone would be able to choose based on reason and everyone would have equal rights. The government would not lie to the people by hiding information to protect the citizens. All lying would be wrong, which would leave very little room for corruption. It would not adjust the laws to benefit the wealthy, because of the universal law. In fact, the laws would be put in place by the people, for the people, and apply to everyone.
What is often failed to be realized is that government does not make good jobs; the private sector does. It is private businesses that innovate products and hire workers, not government. The best thing government can do to aid job growth is simple: get rid of unnecessary regulations, lower taxes, and make rules simple and easy to understand. These things do not even require copious amounts of wasteful stimulus spending. Government, however, often does the opposite, passing intricately complex business rules, adding to the virtually incomprehensible tax code, and spending money on economic stimulus like... ... middle of paper ... ...s could be paid to the government to provide government services such as roads and emergency responses.
The people have a voice in decisions and also have the rights to control them. In this case, the majority rules over what the minority has to say. This is what gives the people the rights to have voting rights, paying taxes, owning businesses, and participating in government. As for the republic, the decisions of the public voice are solely made through the Representatives. These terms are quite similar but the difference is that the Republic makes sure that nobody is left out of having a say.
Elections aim to preserve our democracy in a number of ways, and they are effective in doing so from the way they are currently set up. Our elections take place under representative democracy and are efficient, have minimal transaction costs, and strive to reduce agency loss as much as possible (491, 7th Edition). The roles that elections serve are to maintain a stable representative democratic government without having any agency loss, which is accomplished by: 1.) Allowing citizens to vote and choose for any representative that represents them, 2.) giving those delegates more of an incentive to be responsive agents through the opportunity of keeping/improving their jobs, and 3.)
This has supported by his writing that he believed that a successful form of government depend on the good relations between the people and its leader. Also he strongly believed that once cannot have total control and that things would be run as its course when the t... ... middle of paper ... ...ill just do what the leader ordered because they fear the consequences of not doing it. Notably, Lao Tzu’s perceptual teaching and Machiavelli’s rationality tactics were both too intense and harsh; either method will not persist long in today’s modern politic government where people believe more in freedom. However, it is because both Lao Tzu’s and Machiavelli’s ideas were too extreme, that the most effective government is to combine both ideas from the two philosophers in order to balance out. Lao believed that the less the leader or government intervenes; the happier the people.
The republic will control and stabilize the effects of a faction. By having political decisions passed through a chosen body of people, whose true interests are only to benefit the country, the decisions will be more consonant to the public good. Madison agrees that certain things have to be worked out in a republic; however, this type of government is the ideal. In conclusion, I, myself agree with Madison's view, as to what type of government is ideal. Secondly, I feel, that Madison and Du Bois go " hand in hand" with one another, they both agree that a republic is the only way that the minority will be protected from the majority.