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Is representative democracy better than direct democracy?

  • I believe that a representative democracy is more ideal

    Representative democracy eliminates this difficulty by operating on a much smaller scale the majority of the time. Also, the complexity of many political issues would make some of them difficult for the average voter to understand. Political issues can be exceptionally complicated and take MPs a lot of time and consultation with experts to fully understand themselves, before they can be considered informed enough to vote. Educating the whole electorate on such issues would be exceptionally difficult for a number of reasons, and if an uninformed electorate were to vote on issues the results could be incredibly damaging.

  • I believe that a representative democracy is more ideal

    Representative democracy eliminates this difficulty by operating on a much smaller scale the majority of the time. Also, the complexity of many political issues would make some of them difficult for the average voter to understand. Political issues can be exceptionally complicated and take MPs a lot of time and consultation with experts to fully understand themselves, before they can be considered informed enough to vote. Educating the whole electorate on such issues would be exceptionally difficult for a number of reasons, and if an uninformed electorate were to vote on issues the results could be incredibly damaging.

  • I believe that a representative democracy is more ideal

    Representative democracy eliminates this difficulty by operating on a much smaller scale the majority of the time. Also, the complexity of many political issues would make some of them difficult for the average voter to understand. Political issues can be exceptionally complicated and take MPs a lot of time and consultation with experts to fully understand themselves, before they can be considered informed enough to vote. Educating the whole electorate on such issues would be exceptionally difficult for a number of reasons, and if an uninformed electorate were to vote on issues the results could be incredibly damaging.

  • Representative democracy is better suited to dealing with a large electorate.

    Representative democracy eliminates this difficulty by operating on a much smaller scale the majority of the time. Also, the complexity of many political issues would make some of them difficult for the average voter to understand. Political issues can be exceptionally complicated and take MPs a lot of time and consultation with experts to fully understand themselves, before they can be considered informed enough to vote. Educating the whole electorate on such issues would be exceptionally difficult for a number of reasons, and if an uninformed electorate were to vote on issues the results could be incredibly damaging.

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  • Yes, I agree.

    Yes, representative democracy is better than direct democracy, because we don't have the time to all be in a direct democracy. It would take way too much time for all of us to debate every single issue. It would also be expensive to vote on every single issue. Representative is the only thing that will work.

  • Representative democracy better than direct democracy

    Those are definitely valid arguments against direct democracy, but I
    think a direct democracy could work on a smaller scale and assigns the group members to larger groups separated by geographic or some other dividing criteria. However there
    are still problems with that. I just wish the power could remain with
    the people and not just a selected few.

  • We don't have time.

    Yes, representative democracy is better than direct democracy, because we don't have the time to all be in a direct democracy. It would take way too much time for all of us to debate every single issue. It would also be expensive to vote on every single issue. Representative is the only thing that will work.

  • Yes, it is.

    I think the United States has shown that a representative constitutional democratic Republic is the finest way to run your country. Of course, it could be corrupted like ours was during the Bush administration, but I do believe it is the best form of government in the world and will remain so.

  • Time For the Direct Democracy

    It is easy for "global elite" to somehow target and influence the "elected people" and turn them into a tool for their commercial projects. Most of the time, the senators or the representatives do not represent the best interest of the "people" but the best interest of those multinational corporations. With the help of internet technology, it should be much easier for people to participate in the lawmaking process, which in return will create equality, opportunities, balance, justice and freedom for everyone

  • No, it is worse.

    All that representative democracy has gotten us is a congress filled with people who think they know better than everyone else, can skim off funds for themselves and pet projects, and who have time on their hands to be involved in scandals. A direct one person with one vote system would be better.

  • Representative democracy is often not very representative.

    Representative democracy is often not representative of the wishes of the people at all. Although elected by the people, representatives often ignore the voters once the election is over. Once in power, they tend to form an elite that is aloof and distant, and easily manipulated by special interests. Direct democracy on the other hand directly reflects the will of the people. Thus direct democracy is preferable to representative democracy.


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