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  • Nope no way.

    People nowadays want to be free and express themselves be different and not part of a whole. America should be that place of freedom. Now I am certainly not saying yay let's not have a government. We do need a government this goes all the way back to the Natural Laws and Thomas Hobbs, but people want FREEDOM to be apart from the majority. I am not content with the way our government is headed now, but God has a plan. Let's face it the internet is so full of information and sites with all aspects of political opinions and polls and the latest numbers and all that jazz, but what it really comes down to is what YOU want in YOUR government.

  • The Internet Encourages Democracy

    Yes, the Internet encourages democracy as the Internet allows anyone to have a voice about any topic. Whether it be through Facebook updates, Twitter posts, Google Plus updates, or blogging, there are a bevy of ways that a person's view can be expressed on the Internet. This free exhange of ideas creates a democratic environment.

  • First of all

    Republics are not the opposite of democracies. A Republic is a nation which has no king. A democracy is something that is decided majorly by the people, with elected representatives representing the masses. The Internet actually does represent both a republic and democracy. Internet has no "Ruler" (no one Invented the Internet), and its content is determined by the masses. Democracy is shown obviously through the Internet by giving people a voice and the ability to vote (this site is a perfect example). The Internet, at least as it is used in American, reflects our affinity for democracy and the ideals of our Republic.

  • Internet encourages democracy

    Yes, the internet definitely encourages democracy. The internet is a place where people can express themselves as individuals without the threat of being judged. It is also a place where they can find like-minded individuals. With that being said, the internet can help people find their voice as it has in other countries that are not democratic. I believe that is why certain countries ban the internet or websites outside their countries so that citizens do not cling on to those ideas and try to change other citizen's ways of thinking against their current government.

  • Yes, the free flow of information is vital to democracy

    I think that the internet does in fact encourage democracy, because the free flow of information helps people communicate, organize and disseminate a wide range of information. The internet, primarily social media websites, were instrumental in recent pushes around the world to overthrow oppressive governments in favor of democracies, such as in Syria and Egypt.

  • No the internet does not encourage democracy.......

    What it encourages is a republic. A democracy means the majority can rule over the minority, a republic is the antithesis of such a thing and exists to protect the rights of the minority. This is what the internet encourages.....a freedom of expression, of thought and of acts that a democracy does not allow for, and consequently why the majority wants to control it unable to rule over us in that realm as they can everywhere else.

    So no I do not believe the internet encourages democracy at all, it encourages the absolute opposite, and what America SHOULD be.

  • Nope no way.

    People nowadays want to be free and express themselves be different and not part of a whole. America should be that place of freedom. Now I am certainly not saying yay let's not have a government. We do need a government this goes all the way back to the Natural Laws and Thomas Hobbs, but people want FREEDOM to be apart from the majority. I am not content with the way our government is headed now, but God has a plan. Let's face it the internet is so full of information and sites with all aspects of political opinions and polls and the latest numbers and all that jazz, but what it really comes down to is what YOU want in YOUR government.


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