Problems Associated With Democracy As Seen Through The Framers

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Problems Associated With Democracy as Seen Through the Framers In Federalist 10, James Madison explains why the framers of the constitution chose a representative democracy, a republic, as opposed to a “pure democracy”. His argument being that a pure democracy consists of a small number of citizens who congregate and conduct and handle the government in person, but since the United States of America was geographically too large, it disqualified the option of administering a pure democracy. In addition, he argued that pure democracies presented more than one difficulty. For one, pure democracies in essence suppress individual rights and weaker parties. Madison also acknowledged that face-to-face interaction could prove to be more…show more content…
10, page 3). In turn, the Constitution’s solution to tyranny of the majority is the establishment of checks and balances, or the separation of powers, which is addressed in the first, second, and third article of the United States Constitution. Article one section two addresses that, “The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature”, they’re check on other branches being that they have “the sole Power of Impeachment”. Section three addresses “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote”, their check on the other branches being “hav[ing] the sole Power to try all Impeachments”. Article two concerns the delegation of powers the president (and executive branch) resides over, in addition to the method in which the president is elected, however, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from the Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of,
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