You vote for a representative who has the right to betray you, and you define that as democracy ?
- FoofaLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Representational democracy definitely has its problems, and that's one of them.
- Anonymous1 month ago
The mark of true leadership is doing something you know is right for the good of the people you work for or lead, even the people themselves aren't really thrilled by it. In Ancient Athens more than once direct democracy showed that it had it's limits, people voted themselves things they thought would save the day (imagine that). But anyone with an ounce of sense knew it would be a catastrophe. Then the people would turn around and wonder why things didn't turn out the way they were supposed to.
- IncognitoLv 61 month ago
The USA is a representative republic, not a pure democracy. Each US Representative represents a district. The average number of people in a district is 700,000. Not all of those people will agree on every issue. Some will feel betrayed no matter what their Representative does.
But politicians should do their best to keep their promises. When they don't there is a good argument that they have betrayed their constituents.