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The only function the governing body may serve is to regulate and maintain the individuals freedom. When Tocqueville wrote his book, Democracy in America, he critic... ... middle of paper ... ...xisted in the US. However, this government may serve only to preserve the freedoms of all individuals within the society. COINTELPRO is one of the first signs of the despotic emergence that Tocqueville feared. After all, the FBI's intentions were in the right place- they sought only to protect its citizens.
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Lockes and Hobbes ideas of government differed greatly, Hobbes believed in an absolute government while Locke believed in a very limited one.Locke believed that people were naturally good and trustful and that they had the capacity to govern themselves. So the need of the government only came in the form of stopping any potential disputes that would occur. While Hobbes believed that humans were not all that good and their need for government stemmed from the fact that people cannot govern themselves. Furthermore Locke believed that the governments role was to listen to the people it was governing, a rule by consent. While Hobbes believed that the Government was to rule on it’s own and owed no answers or consent by the people.
Democracy does not mean human rights, does not mean lack of censorship, does not mean elections of any kind, but it does mean power (kratos) of the people (demos) (Castoriadis, 2002). It is made up of a group of members who share similar goals despite their different point of views on certain issues and who are to represent the public and their beliefs. Every adult citizen of our country is entitled to all the equal rights and privileges as everyone else and without these opportunities voters and members will not be politically equal. Like Dahl stated in chapter 5 of his book, “demo... ... middle of paper ... ... it unclear whether the costs of democracy will be fully taken into consideration when decisions are shifted to international level and to strengthen accountability and cultural diversity will also continue to rise as more immigrants continue to move to America. Lastly, when it comes to enlightened understanding, citizens receive formal education to become familiar with how the government works but lately the amount of level that citizens need in order to be informed has been reduced to a more easily attainable level and voters will now have less need to understand every political issue (pg.