What is Representative-Democracy?
Simply put, a representative democracy is a system of government in which all eligible citizens vote on representatives to pass laws for them. A perfect example is the U.S., where we elect a president and members of the Congress. We also elect local and state officials. All of these elected officials supposedly listen to the populace and do what’s best for the nation, state or jurisdiction as a whole.
For a representative democracy to work, there are several conditions that have to be met. First, there has to be an opportunity for genuine competition in the selection of leadership (if people think that elections are rigged, or predetermined, there can be no meaningfully honest competition).
Second, there has to be free communication, both among the people and in the press. Third, voters have to believe that a meaningful choice exists between candidates and that differences in policy are honestly reflected in each. The degree to which these three factors are present goes a long way to determining the effectiveness of a representative democracy.
We need to be essential to this definition. Therefore, let’s have a solid look at it: First, there has to be an opportunity for genuine competition in the selection of leadership. The notion as far as I am concerned holds true. Even though the candidates are not the ones we may have wanted, nonetheless, the GOP started with 19 and the Dems although very satisfied with one, members of that party made it exceptional to watch the primary process in action.
Now for the real examination of First condition. Are we all supposed to sit and think that this forthcoming election may or may not be rigged or predetermined?
It is so very important to recall or remember activities since 2012 when Florida, Oregon, Minnesota and several other states were trying to update their own states voters rolls when the federal government along with its watchdog agency, the Justice department decided to intervene and threatened to sue the individual states.
Furthermore having individuals investigated by the FBI with the House Oversight Committee interviewing as well — and knowing the misrepresentations told to the American people vis-a-vis video tapes, failing health, dodging bullets and the like cannot be viewed as true and/or fair.
Ask yourselves now has there been fair communication between the people and the press. No. For our third example, you be the judge.
Winston Churchill once said democracy ‘is the worst form of government in the world, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.’
Many human societies have practiced some form of democracy over the millennia, the most important (for the American version, at any rate) example originated in ancient Greece. The world’s first working democracy, as far as we can tell, was established by Cleisthenes in the Greek city-state of Athens, around 508 BCE.