Aaron Rudokas, 23 Undergraduate at Miami University, #essaycontest2018

Is it important to live in a democracy? A democracy to me means, it gives a voice to the people. Living in a democracy gives the people a voice in the decisions that happen with there country whether it be state to the whole country. Having democracy lets the people decide who leads the country. A democracy is for the people to chose and feel like they have a voice in matters by giving them a hand in with the law making and important decisions. It gives the people a chance in changing the government without having to resort to violence, a democracy allows for a stable form of government, it would prevent who was in charge of the country of running a monopoly of ruling parties, by having the people vote and having the Canadians run against each other. A democracy government protects equality and the rights of the people, in the eyes of the law in a democracy government everyone is equal and legal citizens are given the right to vote and have a voice in the decisions made, a democracy gives everyone a voice compared to a monarchy where the governing leader could favor a group more, a democracy gives everyone a voice and a chance to make a difference. Decisions are made by the consistency of the people making the decision making fair. The elected leaders have a social obligation towards the people, because they was elected by the people. Living in a democracy government doesn't only make the people feel like they have a voice but a sense of participation in the process of electing their government official or leader and how there government is ran and the policy's along with it. The ones elected are to make sure the people's voices are heard and they make up laws to help with voicing the peoples opinions. There are some drawbacks to a democracy government, not all citizens are fully aware of political scenarios there country or nation may face or is already facing. this could cause some people to make the wrong choice in casting their vote during an election. that and some people with holding there right to vote. From a few talks I've had with close friends and family along with a few peers I've noticed a similar response when asking them why they voted for who they voted for. For example the past presidential election. The friends, family, and peers that didn't vote gave me the answer that they didn't like Trump or Hillary, and the friends, family, and peers that did vote, made there vote for the one they said "is the lesser of the two evils". I bring this up because it is a perfect example of the people not doing their research they completely forgot about the green party and the independent party running. In my opinion was better choices than the ones everyone was arguing over. Some people don't realise how much there vote could make an impact, the one elected might not be the right chose for the job at hand. It's very important people voice their concerns and opinions and do there research on who is running for office, or in general with any election or decision making. It takes longer for decisions to be made and implemented in a democracy, for a decision to be made it is required to gain the majority vote from the people to be pushed threw and be made. Unlike in a monarchy, in a monarchy all it take is for the one person, the person in charge to make a decision and it's done, that one person in charge can make it happen weather the people like it or not. Another downfall of a democracy government is the ones running themselves. This is because of them only serving in term, it can cause them to only focus and work on short term goals instead of working on bigger things. It could also make them only worry about elections, campaign , and how to get re elected or elected, causing them to spend money on there campaign to draw people in, in hopes of gaining their vote. Doing this is a waste of money and resources that could be better used for the public interest and most of the time the ones running end up losing sight of what they promised to the people to get there vote in the first place, and the ones running against each other end up running smear campaigns trying to ruin the others name and persuade the people to vote for them and the the one running against them. Also in a democracy government the one elected is able and in a position to make the right decision even if it isn't one that is popular with the people. This could cause the elected person from avoiding some of those decisions in fear of losing popularity with the people that elected them into office, in a democracy it is the majority that is chartered to. The Majority vote is what goes in a democracy, the people are also not a part in actually making the laws they, it is up to the elected representatives to come up with these laws and have the people vote to see if it goes threw or not. It's possible the ones elected can become more focus on person gain and become corrupted. There are plenty more ups and downs with living in a democracy country or nation, I know for one I am happy that I live in a country that supports democracy. there are some country's out there that have that right stripped from them. Living in a democracy may not be perfect, I know I would rather have the rights I do have instead of living in a country where all of that was ripped away from me. The people that get elected may not be the best fit for the job but at least we get a say in who runs are country.
work cited
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Democracy Not Many are Aware Of
Buzzle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ial97hjKIxs

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