Is Democracy Always The Best Choice?

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Democracy may seem like a good idea but what if the people don't understand what they are voting for?

For example, with Brexit, many voters were not sure of what they were voting for and some believed misinformation from the two campaigns. One of the main reasons to vote Leave, for example, was that the money saved from leaving the EU will result in the NHS getting £350m a week. Nigel Farage later disowned the pledge saying it was “one of the mistakes” that had been made by those wanting us to leave. This made the people who voted 'Leave' very angry. Some may say 'Democracy is the most successful political idea in the world. Democracy allows ordinary people a decisive say in who governs a country and how they govern it.' It is based on a system of government by all the citizens of a country, typically exercised through elected representatives. I agree with this point because ordinary people all get a say about who gets to run the country so every one gets to collaborate about their opinions.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg stellar_lion
    Arnhem Wharf Primary School 12 Mar 2019

    Democracy is always the best choice because the people of the nation will get their direct say. Wont they be happier that way?

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  • Richmond-Hill-logo-250x250.jpg committed_physics
    Richmond Hill Academy 14 Mar 2019

    I think the democracy is fair. This is because the majority wins, majority ia fair most of the times since most people vote for something. This will keep most of the country happy on a certain view but if the least gets chosen then many more people will be unhappy for the decision. On the other hand, sometimes while the majority wins they will be winning for the wrong opinion. And this can cause a lot of trouble for the government!!! For example, some people will go rampaging in streets asking for free chocolates everyday and this can go wrong!!! Since the government will need to act or they will leave the country.

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  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_otter
    Elaine Primary School 18 Mar 2019 in reply to committed_physics's comment

    But is democracy always the best choice? As you have said the majority wins but people don't always know what they are voting for. What about the UK though? The UK uses democracy different to other countries because we vote for people to make a choice for us.

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  • Elaine-logo-250x250.jpg incredible_otter
    Elaine Primary School 18 Mar 2019 in reply to stellar_lion's comment

    Can you give me a example for this as I only thought the UK and most countries used direct democracy so only one elected person represents a group and has their say.

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