Democracy Is The Worst Form Of Individual Ignorance

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“Democracy is the worst form of government- except of all the other ones that have been tried” -Winston Churchill
Democracy, the availability of the citizens to vote and elect who represents them in a political setting, set upon non-hostile competition and fairly represents the views of the people was described by Abraham Lincoln as “…the government of the people, by the people, for the people.” President Barack Obama stated on February 9, 2009, “The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose.” The average American college student, like myself, believe these quote to be true. American Author, H.L. Mencken disagreed, stating that “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” Churchill was not saying that democracy is bad, he is explaining that while it is imperfect, it is far less so than the are other governmental models seen throughout the world- like dictatorships in Russia, autocracy Libya, and monarchies like Morocco. Democracy is far from perfect, but is a much more effective form of government than its modern day competitors such as dictatorships, autocracies, and true monarchies, which are ineffective due to…………(couple word summary of each here)
Dictatorial governments, especially those that that are communist in nature, appear to be great forms of government on…
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