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Democracy: Does history prove democracy to be the best form of government?

  • It does prove

    Democracy gives power to everyone “I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong” Mahatma Gandhi. The meaning behind this quote is that you can vote for people as long as you trust them even if you are poor, rich, strong, or weak you can be a candidate or vote. “Democracy cannot be saved by supermen but only by the unswerving devotion and goodness of millions of little men” –Adlai E. Stevenson the second. The meaning behind this quote is that you have to vote wisely. Another meaning is to never vote someone just because they promised buildings in your name but vote because they are trustable.
    If there are any complaints you can state them. According to listcrux.Co “this is one of the biggest differences between democracy and any other type of government”. Dictatorship on the other hand is not open to ideas. Citizens have to deal with all sorts of bizarre decisions made by the government. However, in democracy citizens have the right to complain publicly.

  • It does prove

    Democracy gives power to everyone “I understand democracy as something that gives the weak the same chance as the strong” Mahatma Gandhi. The meaning behind this quote is that you can vote for people as long as you trust them even if you are poor, rich, strong, or weak you can be a candidate or vote. “Democracy cannot be saved by supermen but only by the unswerving devotion and goodness of millions of little men” –Adlai E. Stevenson the second. The meaning behind this quote is that you have to vote wisely. Another meaning is to never vote someone just because they promised buildings in your name but vote because they are trustable.
    If there are any complaints you can state them. According to listcrux.Co “this is one of the biggest differences between democracy and any other type of government”. Dictatorship on the other hand is not open to ideas. Citizens have to deal with all sorts of bizarre decisions made by the government. However, in democracy citizens have the right to complain publicly.

  • An example: comparing democracies of India and china

    The worst recorded famine in the world was the 1958-61 China's famine In this around 3 crore people died. During the same period India was similar to that of China, but India did not have any kind of famine due to the difference in government policies of India (democratic country) and China (non democratic country)

  • Democracy is the best of all.

    Democracy is one of the best because it has a lot of advantages like; its protects the say and interest of people, it prevents dictatorship, it makes everyone have equal rights in the country, it makes the government closer to the people, and many other advantages which makes people happy.

  • History proves democracy is the best form of government.

    Throughout time, many nations have had different governments, but democracy has come out ahead. If you compare democratic governments to non-democratic, governments have had a very long lifespan. There have also been a lot less internal conflict within the countries, because if the leader is not liked he will be voted out instead of there being a war for a change of power.

  • History shows there is no universal best form of government.

    The best form of government depends a lot on the the people and state being governed. In a unified and developed nation with a high degree of education, democracy has generally proven to be the best government. In a country that is highly fractured along religious and ethnic lines and/or where literacy an education are low, democracy can be disastrous. I think history has generally proven this.

  • The question proves people are not too bright.

    I have no doubt the question reinforces the fact that American citizens that answered "yes" believe the U.S. of A is a democracy. It is not.
    A majority ruling a minority would not last too long and quickly would devolve into a dictatorship. A popularity contest and being forced to choose sides are two things that never lead to thoughtful debate. A Constitutional Republic is the intention of the Founders and I put that in present tense as it still applies to those who believe in absolute freedom as George Washington wrote after the Revolution. Absolute Freedom.
    Using democratic processes does not make a Democracy unless used exclusively. 3 branches of government is purposely an odd number and allows for checks and balances. That the United States government has power but no Rights with The Bill of Rights giving The People power over government that promises under oath to protect those Rights. No sane person would want that put to a popular democratic vote because of the ignorance of the majority. Since FDR power has shifted quickly and it is easy to see that once government has ruled on a policy or practice undoing it peaceably is almost impossible.
    In no way do I consider what I wrote an "opinion". Ignoring facts has outcomes that can be unpleasant and even deadly. Living by maxims and old saws is not being independent. Living by The Golden Rule cannot be practiced when there are too many that live by the over-rule;
    The Electoral College is what saves this country from disaster but the majority do not understand it.


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