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How is the Constitution democratic and undemocratic?

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2011-09-13 00:12:09

The constitution created a republic. A republic is a form of

democracy, but slightly different from a pure democracy. To

increase its appeal to smaller states the Constitution was created

to protect the minority from the majority. This is the reason for

the electoral college system. The smaller and less populated states

are given greater weight in presidential elections. This is how

candidates can win the popular vote but lose the election. Not

exactly democratic, but necessary to keep the larger population

areas from completely dominating elections. Also, despite many

peoples complaints, the electoral college will never change because

it would take a constituional amendment that will never pass

congress or state votes.

Many others items also suggest the Constitution as being

undemocratic. One basic idea is that the people did not vote for

the Constitution. Some other items that are viewed as proof that

the Constitution is undemocratic are: the Ratification process, the

senate and the way each state is represented, and in Article I,

Section 2, a slave counts as 3/5 of a person. These are just some

of the ideas that provide evidence as to why the Constitution is

thought to be undemocratic. These are just a few other notions to

consider and are not the only ideas to consider.

It is a document of law for the ruling body to enforce when

neededusually to their benefit. A democratic constitution should be

for thepeople enforced by an elected governing body for the

people.Democratic.The meaning of democracy, isn't it the same as

socializim?When did socializm become a bad word?Socializm is for

the peoples and their community.It is what we are fighting for

right now. We are fighting for ourcommunities in the USA from

invasion.


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