23 April 2016
Citizens Rule Democracy is known to be a strong form of government, because it gives full power to the people of the nation. Many argue about how a democracy works, but do not understand it includes difficult tasks for it to be successful. In Cornel West’s reading, “The Deep Democratic Tradition in America,” the idea of a strong democracy is by the people, but the promise of a democracy has failed. In order to keep the promise of strong democracy individual practices such as voting rights, the principle of protection, and the representation of each individual must be practiced under no circumstances.
Inside America’s democracy the voting system is one of the main components. A citizen …show more content…
It is true to say that majority rules, but not to the exclusion of the minorities’ rights. In enacting laws, a democratic government strikes the balance between majority and minority interests. If a legitimate decision is made by a majority of the people, but that decision negatively affects the fundamental rights of a minority of the people, then the decision must be adjusted to reflect what is fair and equitable to all citizens. By this said, each individual within a democracy is represented fairly. For example in reading, “Illiberal Democracy,” Fareed Zakaria states, “It has greater respect for individual rights and press freedoms, and even its economy is in theory more open to competition and foreign investment,” (121). Zakaria is speaking about Russia, and how they have the potential of becoming a democracy. Having greater respect for individual rights is a great advantage that comes from a true democracy. In West’s reading, it mentions how artists, activists, and intellectuals keep the voice of democracy alive. It is important to get the ideas of non-political leaders, because it forms the democracy into a unique form of