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Although they are all considered social contract theorists, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau had very different ideas of what form that social contract should take, and not all supported democracy as the best style of government. In a House of Commons Speech (November 11, 1947), Winston Churchill said, "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Given Churchill's comment, and the works of the social contract theorists, is Democracy the best form of government today? Due dates for your initial and response posts can be found by checking the Course Syllabus and Course Calendar . Need Help? Click here for complete discussion forum instructions. I think that we are made to ask what it is that political democracy gives us. The system is utilitarian. But is it a fit object of faith and hope. Today, democracy speeds up that “Mandate of Heaven” cycle and makes it far more peaceful.
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Unformatted text preview: Most democracies give us freedom to do this. Voters themselves sometimes feel guilty that the candidate they voted for turned out to be a bad leader. Churchill said, "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Churchill was commenting on trickery in presidential debates, he wrote in June 2007. I think that we are made to ask what it is that political democracy gives us. Essentially that democracy has many flaws and problems, but all the others have more problems. Now authoritarian countries such as China are potentially challenging this assumption by proving that authoritarian regimes are better at creating economic growth (Debatewise, n.d.). References Debatewise. (n.d.). Democracy Is the Best Form of Government . Retrieved from Debatewise: ...
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