Popular Sovereignty

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Popular Sovereignty  Popular sovereignty, when the people rule, is an important principle of democracy.  Democracy is government by the people, so political leaders in a democratic society are  supposed to listen to and heed public opinion. Democracies hold elections to allow the  people to exercise their power over government. Majority Rule  Majority rule, the belief that the power to make decisions about government should  reflect the will of most (the majority) of the people, is another important principle of  democracy. In fact, American political culture relies on majority rule: The candidate who  wins a majority of votes, for example, wins the race. Likewise, a bill that wins the  support of a majority of members of Congress passes. Without majority rule, a  democracy could not function. Minority Rights
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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