Democracy And Democracy : The Definition Of Democracy

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Democracy by definition is "a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections". (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). By breaking this down to more layman words, it is a government which actions are based on the best interest of its people. Regardless of their social status or racial. When anyone, wherever they may be, looks up the definition of democracy this is what they expect it to be. As I went through the web and talked to people about their feelings regarding Democracy many no longer feel this way. Many no longer believe in the "vested in the people" part of the definition. There is a widespread feeling among people that our government is more vested in the money parts of it and that we are letting it happen by being ignorant. Money is, no doubt, important part of our Democratic society, but it is a point where it has become the only thing that matters to some of the politicians. Can we blame them though? Politicians spend countless hours trying to gather donations for their campaigns, as I listened to the podcast in "Take the money and run for office". It started off with a politician asking for money. It brings up the question why must they constantly ask for money in the first place. If you think about it, it becomes clear. They need it to compete for races, especially when they have to compete against PAC supported opponents.

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