Unformatted text preview: power and consequences. Government by the people requires faith concerning our common human enterprise. Constitutional democracy requires constant attention to protecting the rights and opinions of others. Constitutional democracy is necessarily government by representative politicians. Much pressure is put on our politicians by the people - wee have unrealistic expectations of politicians. Defining Democracy Democracy is not even listed in the DOI or the Constitution. Democracies like the Roman Empire and the Greeks have fallen so it is a fragile state of government....
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- Spring '10
- Democracy, american government