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Unformatted text preview: POS2041 Sara Beg Part 6, Module #1 It might seem clich, but the most important aspect of American politics for me is the right to vote and the concept of democracy itself. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of democracy is government by the people (Merriam-Webster, 2004). By the people, for the people, is exactly what and how a government should be, and the U.S.A. is the powerful nation it is today because of its government and what it stands for. Yet, there are quite a few countries around the world that struggle under dictators even in the 21 st century, many that struggle to establish a democracy of their own, and I have seen such a struggle for myself. With the probable exception of George W. Bush, the American people has done a decent job of electing competent leaders. Unfortunately, many take the right to vote for granted, and, until a 2008 trip to Pakistan, so did I. My parents emigrated only about a month before I was born, and as a first-generation Pakistani-American, Ive embraced Pakistani food, language, and...
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