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PostSubject: Affirmative Brief - Democracy   Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:49 am

Value: Democracy

Does everyone ever vote?
(if yes) can you guarantee that? (if no) so we are not truly using the majority, but what some individuals want?
(following yes answer) So we don’t really know if we are using the majority or not?
So popular sovereignty might have absolutely no influence in a democracy?
Is America legitimate?
Because it is a democracy and it values democracy?
But we already said that popular sovereignty quite possibly has no influence on the government, so something else makes it legitimate?
Could this something else be respect for the governed?
Like, for example, respecting their rights?

America held a vote for the welfare bill. But that does not mean that everyone in the country voted. So, because we had a democratic government, we might have been given welfare simply because more of those who support the bill than those who negate it came out to vote?

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” –Winston Churchill

“Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.” –Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist, and Critic)
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