Checkpoint Defining Democracy

Checkpoint Defining - though we have the right to choose an official representative to speak for us this representative may have a different

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Running head: CHECKPOINT: DEFINING DEMOCRACY 1 Checkpoint: Defining Democracy April Arnold University of Phoenix American National Government POS 110 John F. Day II Esc. June 17, 2010
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Checkpoint: Defining Democracy Personally, democracy means the freedom of choice. Americans have the right to choose to vote, or not to vote. Democracy gives the people the opportunity to decide which freedoms are necessary, or to not have to choose at all. This means that everyone, from the richest to the poorest, and the most educated to the least educated, has the opportunity to make a difference. Equality and freedom are the two most important principals of democracy. The downside of democracy is that for every three people who get what they want there is at least one or two that are unsatisfied with the outcome. Another down side is that even
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Unformatted text preview: though we have the right to choose an official representative to speak for us, this representative may have a different opinion when it comes to the most important issues. We can petition this representative to do as we ask, but in the end the true choice is out of our hands. The most prominent issue with democracy is that a large portion of the voting population is never completely informed. Especially the least educated. A very good example of this is the outcome of the recent election in South Carolina. An unemployed veteran, living in his father’s basement, with no staff won the election, and is now the Democratic candidate for Senator of South Carolina. Some speculate that even though he did not advertise, he won because his name was first on the ballot....
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2011 for the course POS 110 taught by Professor Britt,j during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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