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Measuring Democracy in America Is America truly a democratic nation? Upon reading the opposing articles of Zinn and Hook, one can easily see that the opinion of democracy in America varies greatly among its citizens. Democracy is a term that can be perceived differently by every individual. I define democracy as an equal opportunity for all individuals of a country- despite unequal circumstances- to be seen, heard, and to succeed in life. The most important point of my definition is that a democratic nation cannot equally disperse assets like wealth and power among its citizens without compromising the freedoms democracy is based on. America cannot act as a national Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. It can, however, provide equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of how much or how little they own. To measure America’s level of democracy, one should look at the opportunities and resources, free from bias based on financial or physical well-being, made available to every individual. It is unrealistic to expect everything in America to be fair. There will
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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