Journal 5 - Stoker 1 Greg Stoker Dr Seabold POLI-101 Does...

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Unformatted text preview: Stoker 1 Greg Stoker Dr. Seabold POLI-101 September 30, 2007 Does our representative democracy represent the interests of the powerful few rather than the people? Should our representative democracy represent the judgment of elected leaders rather than the people? Is there an ultimate separation of interests between the rulers and the ruled? Is participatory democracy impossible? In the United States, our system of representative democracy ultimately does represent the interests of the powerful few rather than the people. Representative democracies are vulnerable to corruption and completely don’t represent the opinions and interests of the minority parties. In a perfect world, our representative democracy would represent the judgment of the people rather than the elected officials. But that is the idea behind a representative government, to have representatives express the interests of the people for them. This leads to misrepresentation of interests of minorities, exposure to corruption, and opportunities to abuse...
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