Representative Representation Function

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Representation and its Purpose
Nicholas Mickulin nicholas.mickulin@gmail.com October 3rd, 2014.

The concept of a representative government was meant to be as representational as possible. The idea of a representative government is to filter the opinion of the masses by electing a small elite to run the country. This idea of government is actually contradictory because a representative government never represents everyone in the populace. In a representative government, representatives can only represent the majority that elected them. The representatives do not care about the minority in their district or state because the minority did not elect them. In reality, the majority is the only one being represented in that district or state, while
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Maximizing the representation of all opinions in a society should be the goal of a representative democracy. The idea stated in the first article is flawed, mostly due to not expanding the total number of representatives in Congress. That being said, the only way to maximize representation is to have a bigger legislature. Instead of giving a couple more representatives to a district, expand the number ten times more. More representatives in a government means that more of the population will be truly …show more content…
The concept of a representative democracy is flawed and will continue to be flawed because someone’s opinion will be left out. This does not mean however, that representative democracy cannot work. Many countries, including the United States, have managed a representative government quite well. It is only now that people are talking about changing the system of representation because a state of gridlock is occurring. Both major political parties in the United States are refusing to work together to solve problems. This causes many individuals to rethink about how their system of government works. These individuals tend to complain more about how their government doesn’t represent their political party or their political ideas, rather than how their government does not represent enough of individuals of different

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