How is democracy flawed?


My answer to How is democracy flawed?

Answer by Ken Larson:

There are really no pure democracies. The flaw is that in a populous world, giving the masses total input into every governmental decision, as the pure definition of democracy would requires, is unworkable.

So, derivatives have arisen and they have long and successful histories.

The U.S. is not a democracy; it is a constitutional republic that practices democratic approaches to government.

The checks and balances between the elected representatives of the people (Congress) the Presidency, and the Judiciary insure that the will of the majority of the citizens of the country is carried forward.

How is democracy flawed?


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2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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