Did we achieve a true democracPaper Rating: Word Count: 853 Approx Pages: 3
"Democracy - noun [U], the belief in freedom and equality between people, or a system of government based on this belief, in which power is either held by elected representatives or directly by the people themselves. Democracy is plain and simply a form of Government for the people elected by the people. Our founding fathers thought this to be the only way to escape tyranny and to always satisfy the majority of the public. I don't think at any time, despite the beliefs of very few men, that the men with the power in the colonies ever intended on having any other way.
I think that the constitution, mostly after it had been amended, but just in general was written to protect the people and the common mans interests. Although some of the bigger influences on how the constitution was to be written clearly had the opinion that the people were not smart enough to have influential power, such as in a democracy. This couldn't be too strong of a stand point because every citizen in this country had experienced the same thing, they all went through the war with England and decided to side with the colonies because of their principles. Therein lies a strong case that links the constitution with our revolutionary political and religious beliefs. And these were all things that strongly stated as does the constitution that "all men are created equal , saying that in retrospect no one should have more power than the next. With that you can also say that this must support a form of government that is the way the majority of people want it and now we have our democracy.
Such proof can be found in the very first sentence of the preamble which states "we the people , this implies that the new government that was being formed derived its power from the people, which would serve to prevent it from becoming corrupt and disinterested in the people, which t