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The Qualities of a Strong Democracy

Updated on September 19, 2019

There is a need for more involvement for voters in our political system. They must make up their own minds and not let the media indoctrinate voters with their agenda. The media has a responsibility to be fair in their coverage of the news which includes being honest with the information it provides. They should not only present one side of an issue but both perspectives. It is up to the voters to make their own decisions. In the months up to the last election there was a narrative being pitched by the media but voters were not listening and made up their minds on their voting decisions.

The next upcoming election there is much at stake and much has changed in the last 2 ½ years. In the past when an election is upon us a question was asked are you better off today than you were before the last election. The fundamentals of democracy are strong in that the power is vested in the people not government. Individuals serving their constituents either at the local, state or federal level must remember if they do not do what their constituents want they may be on the outside looking in.

We as individuals can make our voices heard again like the last election by being informed of the choice we will have with all the candidates running for political office. In years past it was difficult to keep informed about the issues and what proposals are being made to solve them. All of us have opinions and this is our right under the constitution. Today many individuals are not freely open to expressing their opinion to strangers or even friends sometimes especially if their political perspective is different than theirs.

All of us are busy with our daily lives but we must make time to keep informed about local, state and federal issues. As I stated earlier we must let our elected officials our perspective about what we find acceptable to resolve the issues facing our country. We expect or political parties to work together to solve issued that have been facing our country for years but they are too concerned with their own political agenda they appear to not care about the agenda the public wants for the country.

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Our economy is stronger and healthier when government listens to what we as voters want. This evaluation involves our elected officials listening to our views on critical issues and making decisions based on the will of their constituents. The proof whether the decision was right is the impact it has on our economy. We are not always privy to specific facts when decisions are made and as such we must understand that these kinds of decisions will take place.

One last point to make is that government is not the answer in all cases and individuals in government do not necessarily know all the answers. Sometimes government is the problem no the solution. The founding fathers envisioned a central government that supports states not being an organization that dictates what states will do. The government has limits according to the Constitution and the rest is up to the states to resolve. Granted there are topics not envisioned in our early days and the federal government has taken the steps to accept these responsibilities. Let us hope the right decisions in the next election will be made to keep our economy strong, safe and secure with the choices we make. The impact of our decisions in the next election may be felt for decades. .

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