Democracy Pros And Cons

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Democracy is a system of government in which its citizens’ are greatly considerate as it is a government chosen by and for the people. The main purpose of the government is to make decisions that benefit the people who give them the power that they have. When the Founding Fathers constituted the government, the constitution was divided within three different branches that have roles within. The division was purposely done with the intension to avoid any corruption inside the roles of someone abusing of the power they had over others. The Legislative branch, whose purpose is to create laws, consists of the Senate’s and House of Representatives. However, the government of the United States has failed to fulfill the criteria by diminishing the …show more content…
The concern with this practice is because it distorts congressional elections by reordering electoral districts to favor a certain party over the other. This political procedure manipulates district boundaries to sort voters with similar political beliefs or social ties into a single district or sorts them into two districts to give power to the current majority. Gerrymandering is an undemocratic procedure because the election outcomes often times do not represent the public’s votes. The method is convenient for those who want their party to stay in control of the office. However, the procedure is undemocratic because it is preventing new people that can create change from having an opportunity to get elected. Additionally, it abides the purpose that the Founding Fathers intended to implement. The representatives are set with a job while citizens’ preferences are disregarded. If gerrymandering was repealed it would be better news for the people than the …show more content…
The repeal of the political practice would disillusion the majority party and its constituents that relied on the method to stay in control. Nevertheless, the “unsympathetic” citizens’ who did not agree with the leading party would finally get the opportunity for their voices to be heard and needs to be met represented. Additionally, with the annulation of the method people will be encouraged to vote. Though in this era many people are involved in politics and its activities, there are many citizens’ who considered themselves independent and prefer to not get involved. The majority of the time is due to the belief that their voices and opinions are not being represented therefore, they believe voting is a waste of time. Though the majority of the time they are involved by reading or watching the news and/or debates going on regarding the policies, they prefer so stay out of the voting

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