International events focus the spot light on Democracy, what it means and what it means to support it. As any American with a basic knowledge of our history will be quick to point out, America is a democratic republic or a representative democracy and not a straight up democracy. In the context generally used we can understand this to mean a governmental system in which the populace takes part. The extent to which that populace exercises its influence and takes part is determined by many, many things.
Here in the U.S. we essentially hire people to represent us, much like you hire an attorney. More >