Defining Democracy

Defining Democracy - own. I believe that American democracy...

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1 Defining Democracy Mrs. Beiduk Pos 110 Elizabeth Carlson 7/6/2011
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2 Defining Democracy Democracy is the government by the people: a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system (dictionary.com). One might ask what American de3mocracy means. American democracy is the freedom that people have in America. We are free to choose what religion we want to become a part of, Free to pick where we want to live, and Travel. Most importantly we are free to speak our mind without consequences. We are also free to vote for which party we would like to represent us. As an American I can tell someone if I disagree with their action as a leader. The major criticism that I have for our government is helping other countries before our
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Unformatted text preview: own. I believe that American democracy could focus more on us as a country to help us become more thriving. Another criticism of this style of government is that other countries believe we should not have freedom. We should not be allowed to vote, go places when we want, or voice our own opinion. They believe that we should have to do what the government says. People in our country often take our freedom for granted and I strongly believe they should travel to places that dont have as many rights as us; they wouldnt take our rights for granted. References Edwards, G. C., III, Wattenberg, M. P, and Lineberry R. L. (2008). Government in America: 3 People, politics, and policy (brief 9th Ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Education....
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