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  • Most Stable Form Yet

    A democracy seems to be the most stable form of government yet. No one person has power. No one ideology is deemed better than another. In a democracy, if something doesn't work, it can and should be changed by the populace. Theocracies, monarchies and socialism all have their downsides. Democracy isn't perfect, but that form of government seems to be the most peaceful, especially in America.

  • Yes

    I feel that it is because it allows us the freedom to choose. The majority of our country is allowed to choose what they feel is best for them. It is not just one person deciding what they think is best for everyone else. Democracy will always win out over other forms of government.

  • Yes democracy is the best form of government.

    Democracy is the best form of government simply because no other form of government is known to work well. Democracy may have it's flaws but all in all it works very fluidly. Socialism, for example, does not even come close to the best form of government. One can easily see this in Greece's current state. Democracy has never led to complete government disorder like one can see Socialism does.

  • i think democracy is nice

    Yes I feel that it is because it allows us the freedom to choose. The majority of our country is allowed to choose what they feel is best for them. It is not just one person deciding what they think is best for everyone else. Democracy will always win out over other forms of government.

  • Represents the people

    The biggest virtue of Democracy is that it is government by the people for the people. The government represents the views of the people who elect them and can throw them out if the government does things that the people do not like. Unlike other forms of government democracy is about the little man, everyone rather than the elite that are often disconnected from how everyone else lives their lives.

  • Yes it is

    I am currently doing a debate on this topic, and I do agree with this question because a democratic government represents the people. It gives the people and equal say by voting for different properties of the nation/state in which they live. No other form of government has been proven better and its gives freedom to the people but with boundaries. So therefore, democracy is the best form of government!

  • Support people rights

    In a democratic country a person is respective. In a democratic country like India, our govt. has provided fundamental rights. But in a non-democratic country no basic rules are provided. We can move freely in our country or a person can express his or her opinion. We can change our govt when it doesn't work.

  • Support people's rights

    In a democratic country a person is respective. In a democratic country like India, our govt. Has provided fundamental rights. But in a non-democratic country no basic rules are provided. We can move freely in our country or a person can express his or her opinion. We can change our govt when it doesn't work.

  • Yes it is

    Democracy is the best form of government because it is for the people by the people with the people.
    In this form of government people elect their own representatives through voting or elections. In this government if people are not happy with the government they can remove it from power by not voting them in the next elections.

  • Democracy is the best form of government because

    1. Democracy represents the views and notions of all the citizens of the country, whether majorities or minorities.
    2. It helps in solving conflicts and quarrels in a better way.
    3. It provides a dignity to the people.
    4. It helps in realising one's mistakes and improving upon them.
    5. There is no other form of government or an lternative better than a democracy.

  • Monarchy is best

    Because in Saudi there is a monarch rule and people are happy there but in india democracy is there
    and people are not happy here . Democracy leads to corruption and corruption leads to pooverty. No maters if a country is ruled by one people or a group of people .Even one person is enough to rule a country if it is good.And if leaders are not good a group of people also cant rule the country..

  • People do not know what is best for them

    People just keep making strikes and rallies without any reason. They do not know what they want. People just look for what is best for themselves, not for the country. It would be better if some other superior person can decide.
    And also if some law or decision has to be taken, it takes a long time because it has to pass through all the councils. This will take a long time and by the time it is approved it may be forgotten by the people itself.

  • No, it's oppression of the minority at the benefit of the majority

    Depends on what you define as best form? Supportive of human rights? Nope look at third world democracies, which make the majority of democracies, they oppress minorities, educated, and rich to appease and gain support of the poor to further their agenda. Allows the most freedoms? In a sense yes. But the best form of government is actually a theoretical form of government, called Panarchy in which government is like a product you can pick and choose the one you wish to join. The reason why Democracy is popular although is because it is the primary carrier of socialism, all democracies eventually become socialist. Socialism in response suppresses the minority to the benefit of the majority, which they go hand and hand.

  • No right to vote.

    In India the right to vote is given to everyone whether rich or poor. The poor or illiterate people do not know whom they should give their valuable vote to, so they give the vote to their caste person and if the person is bad it is an injustice to the good candidate. The democracy states the right to vote, and in this case don't you think it is partial?

  • Dictatorship is the best

    Dictatorship is the best. It puts people under one leader, which seems to work out. Yes, a dictatorship may not be the most civil way to rule a nation, but it is the most unified what to rule a nation. People are all unified under one leader, and being unified is all that matters.

  • Minarcharic or Libertarian democracy is best.

    Logically, a democracy denies the core necessity of a government. If people are too dangerous to be allowed no government, then why would you ask those same people to elect leaders? And then allow those leaders the ability to use other people, with a far more powerful monopoly of force, to stop the dangerous actions of those same people. It's equivalent to having prisoners elect a warden. Secondly, if democracy is used in absolutism, then its no better than mob rule. The only way to elevate this is by some form of Constitutionalism, but all that works for is when people have blind faith in this document and when they don't you go back to mob rule. Various versions of democracy also don't work out because inevitably you have an oligarchy of the powerful or rich like in Republics today. US politics are dominated by the rich and all they do is increase their own power and riches to make decisions.

    A better solution to "democracy" is to have a system of force that has only the ability to use its monopoly to prevent basic crimes in small communities and protect the individuals of that system to have the maximum liberty possible. This is best by the advancement of civil institutions; people would be far more involved with this government because this is there communities at work. So a small-timed democracy with no monopoly of power or force in a small community is the only form of democracy that is acceptable.

  • It could be better

    I think that of the current options it might be the best, but I think democracy has its issues as well. For example, you get other people deciding who is eligible to participate. That is wrong. In the past groups were not allowed to decide because of they were poor or belonged to a race. Its majority rule practice I dislike as well. The majority can dictate how I am supposed to live my life even if they don't participate in what they are dictating about.

  • Lack of information and greed of the common man.

    Democracy gives power to those who understand little of the current socio-economic state of the country, and what must be done to solve issues that arise within the nation. Economists which have studied economy-related subjects for years, and who understand these issues well, can struggle to find ways to fix economic issues within the country. Take the current economic position of the United Kingdom, and us losing our AAA credit rating to a second credit rating agency. The average citizen would have even less knowledge on how to fix these issues, and while Western Democracies do not work on the basis of pure Democracy, favouring Representative Democracy, the people still do not understand what is going on, or how to fix the current issues, and so will not know which party is best to vote in. I think matters should be left to people who understand them, and not who the people think would understand them best. People don't usually support what is best for the country, but what is best for themselves, and so I think knowledgeable people who do not think of personal gain but the benefits of the community as a whole should rule, much akin to Plato's Philosopher Kings. The people hardly understand what is going on, and who is most trustworthy as modern politics is rife with corruptions and lies. Democracys usually are rife with corruption. If the people do find out their power, they could instigate a Tyranny of the Majority, and for example vote money out of the treasury for their personal gain, and collapse the country. History has shown that the people are gaining more and more power, and eventually they will have too much and there will be no way to keep Democracy and Order.

  • It is lie

    Because it is a lie. There is no true democracy right now. Majority only decides on candidates for a political office from given list and then the politicians decide instead of rest of population. So the politicians hide behind that lie and almost never go too prison for doing bad things because they have political immunity. So it isn't real democracy it is dream that will never come true.

  • Democracy is the counting of heads, not what’s in them!

    Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.
    — Marvin Simkin

    “We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy… It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.”
    ~ Alexander Hamilton

    “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.”
    ~ John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

    “Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death.
    ~ James Madison, 4th President of the United States, Father of the Constitution
    “The experience of all former ages had shown that of all human governments, democracy was the most unstable, fluctuating and short-lived.”
    ~ John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

    “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.”
    ~ John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1801-1835


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Anonymous says2013-05-29T16:33:55.417
Wengerocracy is the best form of government. Knowing if there is law is better than picking someone who says there is law.
Anonymous says2013-06-21T11:58:35.993
Democracy is for all
Anonymous says2013-09-06T21:51:37.207
I am of two minds. I think that democracy is good, but the democrats can be very pushy and upset with the government. Why should those of us that save our money have to pay for other people not saving their money and wanting more for 10 dollar lattes?
Wengerocracy says2014-05-20T23:51:45.433
Pay attention or taxes. When you go into that election booth to vote and see two candidates remember to watch the one who wins. Democracy is a great idea but wengerocracy is the greatest idea in politics. Knowing what every single leader of every single country did while ruling is a better form of government than democracy.
Wengerocracy says2014-05-20T23:56:43.163
Pay attention or taxes. When you go into that election booth to vote and see two candidates remember to watch the one who wins. Democracy is a great idea but wengerocracy is the greatest idea in politics.
Wengerocracy says2015-10-25T01:47:49.797
The future of intelligence is civilocity, a neologism defined as a form of government where we get to watch the leader of our country for the entire time anybody ever leads our country. Imagine that intelligence community. Power to the people!!!

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