Oligarchy And Democracy: Is America A True Democracy?
While she claims to hold the belief that all men are equal, this idea is not so true in Thomas Jefferson 's Declaration of Independence because slaves, Native Americans, and even certain immigrants, were not treated equally or given the same rights as the white man. Since, the country was not founded with a true conception of equality, it can be argued that America’s form of democracy appears to be more similar to the fifth form of democracy. Also, while the free men of America have some say in the government’s decisions, the media has made politics into more of a popularity contest than a true battle for what is best for the country and has led to two opposing sides claiming that they know what is best for Americans. Therefore, it looks as if the media, rather than the free and equal men of America, has control over the government. It can also be argued that much like an oligarchy, the few rich men in America appear to have a tight grip on the political races and therefore, rather than majority ruling, those with heavy money bags and public pleasing faces, have a stronger