Democracy comes from two words, namely "demos" which means people, and "kratos / cratein" which means government, so that it can be interpreted as a people's government, or more we know as government from the people, by the people and for the people.
By definition democracy is a political system in which the highest authority lies in the people who have the right to elect their representatives.
According to Abraham Lincoln "the notion of democracy is a system of government held by the people, by the people and for the people"
Overall Democracy is a system of government whose highest power is in the hands of the people where all citizens have equal rights in making decisions that can change their lives.
According to the above opinion, it has been proven that democracy is very important for our lives because democracy gives us the right that we can express our aspirations freely. We can participate directly in determining what is best for our country and the democratic system makes our government avoid the government acting arbitrary.
So that we can participate in making the best decisions for the country.
And teenagers also agree that a democratic system is important for our lives, I have surveyed it and here are some of their opinions that agree that democracy is important for our lives.
"Democracy is important for our lives, because in there we participate in making decisions to change our lives to be better."
"Democracy is very important because democracy guarantees every citizen to be equally involved in the life of the state."
"Democracy is important because there we have the opportunity to participate in deciding the best for our country and life."
From the opinions expressed by the teenagers above, it has been proven that 97% of teenagers have agreed that democracy is important for our lives.
Therefore from the existence of a democratic system in our lives is very important because democracy gives us a right where we ourselves decide whether the decisions we make are good or bad for the country that we love.

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