Why don’t democracies work?


My answer to Why don't democracies work?

Answer by Ken Larson:

There no pure democracies in the modern era.

The flaw in that proposition is that in a populous world giving the masses total input into every governmental decision, as the pure definition of democracy would require, is unworkable.

There are sever constitutional republics that practices democratic approaches to government. In the U.S. for instance, 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.

Constitutional republics practicing democratic approaches like the U.S. have, for over 200 years, bent and twisted in the wind of world events and survived and grown as a result.

Geopolitics, high speed communications and technology combined with conflicts not always of our own making are shaping our society as the associated issues are played out on our constitutional republic stage.

Why don't democracies work?


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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: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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