Democracy and the majority still needs to be checked sometimes
Saddled Up on the Trail
Democracy comes from the Greek words of demos (the people) and kratia (power, rule).
In a democracy majority usually rules.
When the people rule or exercise power over themselves either directly or through elected representatives, this is democracy.
Our nation is a representative democracy, and our nation’s forefather’s established the most successful and powerful democratic republic to date.
Checks and balances between our branches of government and our electoral process itself have worked for over two centuries now, but it hasn’t often been pretty.
Nobody would have time to discuss the inequities of Congress.
So we will focus on our executive branch of government, The President.
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