Ryan Charles Brereton

Green Run Collegiate

Sophomore class of 2021

There are many reasons to have a democracy in today's society for a government to work. Everything in our daily lives work because democracy is in affect. But I do agree there are things that democracy could fix. I think the idea of democracy is good for our government because of how it positively affects American citizens.

According to Google, democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. In my own words I feel that democracy is a type of government in which everyone has the opportunity to represent themself in their government. But also in a democracy the government provides for its citizens the most it can. Things government try to provide for American citizens are free health care, public welfare, highways, and so much more. Democracy is really the people's government for the people by the people

A wonderful thing that democracy provides is a law enforcement. If we did not have a democracy that provides a law enforcement there would be chaos. A real life example for me is that my dad is a police officer, so I hear all the stories about him protecting our democracy. His job consist of stopping illegal drug dealers and eliminating harmful people from the street. This is a perfect example of democracy because the government pays my dad to protect citizens and take criminals off the street.

Another vital element of democracy is that this type of government is based on equality. Equal on all levels from sex, gender, race, religion and many more. I think our democracy is very open and welcome to diverse people. A problem I do see with our world is that our democracy is very open to others but people themself are not open to diverse ways as a society. A example i've seen in my life is that when some people come in contact with Muslim people they have a certain fear or prejudice about them because they look a certain way. I really think this is a major problem because with this we cannot really have a democracy.

A tenet of democracy that really stands out to me and represents democracy the best would be the worth of the individual. I think, the tenet of democracy, worth of the individual represents the most about democracy because this type of government is based on. You see other governments in today's world and almost none of common citizens are involved, I think that is completely absurd. Democracy is great for people because you can play a humongous part in your government, which I think is a great thing for people who love to have at least some control with there government. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

What makes democracy so great is that everyone has the same rights, there is no one that has an upper hand on others. For instance in the USA everyone has the right to a fair trial and also means that every citizen is innocent until proven guilty. Even the president isn't above the law, that is the ultimate example of that everyone is under the law. Lastly I think democracy appeals to people who want some sort of order in there rules.

Fair trials and courts is a special thing unique to democracy. An real life example is that every citizen has a right to fair trial. America's courts and laws are always based on democracy. This is very good because in other countries you can be tried for things you never did before. Also this positive because with democracy being very involved citizens can also help decide the verdict for people being prosecuted. Lastly another reason democracy and fair trials go together is because they both include common citizens and also the supremacy clause.

In my opinion I think democracy is the best type of government. I think this because of my personal experience with democracy. First I think democracy is one of the most public run governments in the world. This is very positive because common citizens have a say in what their leaders and representatives say. Another point would be that with this citizen run government, change is promoted a lot. The change is positive because it conforms to the people's needs at the time. Also another reason democracy is great would be because that it prevents a monopoly of authority, democracy allows themself to create their own government standards such as laws and law enforcement. With creating your own authority the change of better citizens come along too. What I mean by this is that when people are obligated to follow laws they will learn one way or another how to follow the laws, either if its from going to jail or discipline from friends or parents.

One more advantage that democracy is that the majority rule and the minority rule come in play a lot. The majority rule is that if more people vote for a certain cause or side that is the side that is represented. The minority cause is the side that does not win, this side has less people than the majority so it is not represented. Suppose that there is a presidential election and the 2 sides are democrat and republican. Let's say the republicans won, this is the majority side because more people are for the republicans. Then the democrats would be the minority because less people are for the democrats. But a responsibility of the majority side is that they must listen to the minorities suggestions and ideas, so no controversy arises.

In conclusion democracy really is the best type of government because how it positively affects the citizens. Additionally it is great because of the amazing law enforcement, equality of all persons, the high level of importance for individuals, citizens involvement, and the majority rule in affect. There are many more reasons why democracy is great, but these are in my opinion my most important points about democracy.

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Comment by Zachary Alexander Vaughan on October 30, 2018 at 8:11am

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