December 2018 Blog Posts (326)

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Chanwoong Wang

Queensland Academies for Health Sciences, Australia

High School (Year 12)

When we ask what a government should be like, many commonly assume that democracy is the only justifiable option of choice. Any form of government other than…

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Added by Chanwoong Wang on December 31, 2018 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Is It Important to Live in a Democracy

It is almost impossible to talk about democracy without mentioning Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America defined democracy as "government of the people, by the people and for the people.” This definition has become so infamous that many people rarely realize that the concept itself traces its origins in ancient Greece.

Democracy, literally means, rule by the people. The term is derived from the Greek…

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Why it's important to live in a democracy

Ryan Bassett

Montgomery Blair High School

High school senior

Democracy has many flaws and is undoubtedly an inefficient form of government. However, despite its flaws, I believe that it is important to live in a democracy because in the pursuit of freedom and equality, it will always provide the best compromise. When I say “democracy”, I mean a system of government under which citizens of a state vote for elect officials in meaningful…

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Is It Important to Live in a Democracy? Essay Contest 2018

Juliana Shank

Punahou School (High School)

Honolulu, HI

The question of government, or organization of power, is one that humans have been trying to find the right answer to for eons. From sprawling feudal kingdoms to totalitarian dictatorships endowed by divine right, many different styles of government have manifested themselves throughout history.

One such approach is democracy.…

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Added by Juliana Shank on December 31, 2018 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Jonathan Min Htut

Stuyvesant High School

High School Student (11th grade)

Living in a democracy is complicated.  The general consensus would be that democracy is a governmental system that is important to live in, and I agree with that. But in today’s world, the standard of democracy is generally confusing and may be…

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Democracy: The Keystone of Our Society

You Young Kim

Seoul International School

Level: High School

Hearing my grandfather state, “I’m forever grateful to Kim Il-sung,” baffled me. His words of gratitude to the first Supreme Leader and the Eternal President of North Korea did not match his heartbreaking tale of defecting to the South during the Korean War. Recalling his stories of hiding in the mountains and his relatives trapped in the isolated dictatorial communist state, I couldn’t fathom being…

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Democracy Reconsidered: The Importance of Liberal Democracy in the 21st Century

John Lubianetsky

The Barstow School

High School

Democracies are more common now as a form of government than almost any other point in history.  However, this rise has stagnated and we are now seeing a form of democratic retreat around the world.  This phenomena…

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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Name: Kotova Anastasia

University: Moscow University of Finance and Industry

Student

When asked whether it is important to live in democracy, it is important to define democracy. Democracy is a form of government characterized by the formal Declaration of…

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What the Tunisian Revolution Taught Me About Democracy

Aziz Ben Hadj Yahia

Tunis Business School

2nd year undergraduate

When I was 12, a revolution erupted in Tunisia, my country. This was in 2011, on the eve of the Arab Spring. I was too young, too ignorant to understand the scale of what was happening. All I knew was that people were elated, so I figured it must be a good thing. 

Streets were full of crowds cheering in joy for the ousting of president Zine Abidine Ben Ali, a…

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The importance of the democracy we live in

NAME: ONUSELOGU, CHINASA IFEOMA

SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ENUGU CAMPUS

LEVEL: 500

TOPIC: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DEMOCRACY WE LIVE IN

INTRODUCTION

It is important to live in a democracy although it may have its problems or demerits. It is better off than any other form of government (2008 European Values Study found that 88 percent of people in Britain agree to this assertion).

Although Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865)…

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The importance of the democracy we live in

NAME: ONUSELOGU, CHINASA IFEOMA

SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA ENUGU CAMPUS

LEVEL: 500

TOPIC: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DEMOCRACY WE LIVE IN

INTRODUCTION

It is important to live in a democracy although it may have its problems or demerits. It is better off than any other form of government (2008 European Values Study found that 88 percent of people in Britain agree to this assertion).

Although Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States (1861-1865)…

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Added by Chinasa ifeoma Onuselogu on December 31, 2018 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy? #essaycontest2018

Adelaide Harris

Montgomery Blair High School

High School - 12th Grade

     The first time I cast a vote in a real election, I was 16. That doesn't sound right as the legal federal voting age is 18. However, my city was the first in America to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections. I had the opportunity to pick my city council member and mayor, but the real impact of that day was far deeper. That was the day that I…

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Added by Adelaide Harris on December 31, 2018 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Democracy: Transcending Time and Space

Name: Caroline Ji

School: Stuyvesant High School

Education Level: High School

Democracy: Transcending Time and Space

          The need for a systematic rule over a general population inevitably presents itself as an omnipotent force in all aspects of life, with the unique…

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The importance of the democracy we live in

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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Over the past couple of years, there has been a general consensus about the fragility of democracy around the world. Many experts are lamenting about the current state of democracy, it has been observed that democracy has weakened over the recent years. An ideal idea of democracy is where the citizens of a country would enjoy utmost freedom, the best opportunity, the most prosperity and the most comfortable life. However, what is the exact definition of democracy?

Democracy can be…

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Is it important to live in a democracy? By Stephania Dicristi

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Stephania Dicristi

High School (Yr 11)

Nonsuch High School for Girls

To begin answering this question we must first define what we mean when we refer to a ‘democracy’. When pondering this, the first thought that came to my mind was ‘Hitler’. I began to think about the reason why my mind associated one of the world’s most notorious dictators with democracy. I searched the word up on Google and looked up the times it had…

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Added by Stephania Dicristi Moreira on December 31, 2018 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Benjamin Leavitt

Northville High School

High School, 11th Grade

“No government can continue good but under the control of the people” (Thomas Jefferson). Democracy is a perpetual bond that welds the people of a nation to their government, ensuring that…

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Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Baird Johnson

Stuyvesant High School

High School (11th Grade)

Neither Slave Nor Master

What is democracy? This question should be easily answered, as democracy has been the preeminent system of government for decades. Democracy has never been…

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Added by Baird on December 31, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

DEMOCRACY: A THIRD EYE VIEW

ESSAY TOPIC: IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY?

NAME: CHIBUZOR NDUBISI

NAME OF SCHOOL: UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA, NIGERIA

LEVEL OF STUDY: UNDERGRADUATE

ESSAY TITLE: DEMOCRACY: A THIRD EYE…

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Added by Chibuzor Ndubisi on December 31, 2018 at 7:26pm — No Comments

The Power of Choice

Raisha Waller

Yale University

1st year undergraduate

Democracy, in all forms, is meant to be the rule by the people. Whether direct or indirect, a democratic government should not allow for decisions to be made without the agreement of the majority of the population. The opinions of the people who will have to submit to the law should be the driving force for its creation and implementation. Democracy upholds the idea of equal voice in the…

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Added by Raisha Waller on December 31, 2018 at 7:06pm — No Comments

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