I admit that some people did have the oppurtunity to vote, but democracy favors the many instead of the few. So therefore 12% of people getting to vote is favoring the few instead of the many, which goes against a democracy.
That's not the case however in the Athenian Democracy. The laws were voted on by the people, however, only by a small percentage of them. So therefore equal justice is not given to all. The people that didn't have the oppurtunity to vote, have to follow the laws that the ones who could vote voted. That is not equality to all.
That is true, however, citizen women, metics, and slaves did not the oppurtunity to vote. The government officials elected may have been different if the other 88% of the Athenian population had the oppurtunity to actually vote. A democracy would have let all people vote, not just 12%. That is an unsufficient amount of people.
They felt as if the citizen men should only be allowed to vote because there in the military and would be smart about their choices they make. Would you rather have citizens knowing what their doing and what their voting than non- intelligent citizens.
I admit that children and slaves should have not voted because they might not know what they are talking about. However, what's wrong with women. Women are perfectly capably of making smart decisions, not just men in the military. This is the smae for those men not in the military as well. They are smart enough to make the right decisions that would have benefited Athens. For the final time, Athenian Democracy was not actually a democracy, it did not favor all the people.
Reasons for voting decision: con could only limit the type of people that can vote, not the overall fact that some people could vote, fitting the definition of democracy. What is up with all these Athenian democracy debates in-a-row?
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