Democracy Is A True Democracy

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The ideology of a true democracy no matter how great the thought, is dealt with no different than any other form of government in which it is a race for power. In the classical sense, true democracy is the equal power of each member of the constituencies; however, practice gives more power to the members and the line of power gets blurred. To outline it true democracy and practice differ by the vast levels of power and political roles, political corruption putting democracy’s interests at risk, and personal interests undermining any actual change. True democracy does not exist without equal distribution of power between the people and the government officials. In this matter, democracy’s practice gives a greater power to officials over nonpolitician citizens. Democracy’s theory is equal power, but a true democracy would not even include officials whose power can be used for malpractice. The practice of officials that have more power than people is considered a democracy more as a Democratic-republican to others. In this example, we vote for the national election to elect the president, however, within this, the electoral college can change the popular vote by basing their change as to be on behalf of the majority. Thus, citizens don’t have the ultimate power or the choice of who is president. Essentially it is an unfair system such as in Should the Electoral College be abandoned? Robert F Weinhagen Jr. gives an example that “electors may vote for a presidential candidate
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