Delegate - Delegate: A legislator whose primary...

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Delegate: A legislator whose primary responsibility is to represent the majority view of his or her constituents, regardless of his or her own view. Trustee: a representative who is OBLIGATED to consider the views of his or her constituents, but is not obligated to vote according to those views if they feel the views of the constituents are misguided. Supported Side: Trustee Position: The trustee theory is essentially the theory that the USA’s government models itself after which is the more pluralist of the two (trustee, delegate). In the USA, we choose our representatives based on ideology, record, and how they appear (not looks! candor, distinctive speech, if they “Seem” honest or fair etc.). The pluralist model of democracy is based on a few things, TRUST being one of them. With the trustee theory, the voters to make an educated, rational choice entrust the representative. We citizens do not have the time or knowledge to go over every bill that is placed in the hands of Congress. As stated in the text on many occasions, public opinion is
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course POS 111 taught by Professor Waller,d during the Spring '09 term at Front Range Community College.

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