The United States As A Democracy

1344 WordsAug 13, 20156 Pages
The United States is usually recognized as a liberal and ideal place to live by most people and countries because of their development of their single most powerful form of government, democracy. The very citizens of the United States believe that it is in their hands to influence all order and management of their beloved and praised country, however, the realism in this system has been blinded by their own people. The United States, though it may seem like a democracy because it emphasizes delegating popular sovereignty, is in no shape or form an absolute democracy where it gives the power to the people to make the decisions or influence law. The contribution of the people is in fact effective and needed, but it is not the citizens who are directly causing an effect to this country’s politics. The public may feel as if they have legislative authorization when they are allowed to vote, however, the inconsistencies and development of our political system that a majority of the public are unaware of, deny the United States as a democracy. The structure of group representation instead of direct voting, the initial beliefs of the founding fathers and the inconsistency of gerrymandering all prove that the United States’ political system is far from a democracy and should not be considered one. A true democratic society, allows its eligible citizens to equally participate in the development of laws through the act of voting. However, instead of citizens making direct choices or
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