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Principles of Democracy
Transcript of Principles of Democracy
The Rule of Law
In a fair democracy, the rule of law applies to everyone equally, no matter if you're the president or a bum, the rich or the poor, black or white.
Control of the Abuse of Power
Citizen participation refers to the act of supporting the political process in any way.
Accepting the results of an Election
Elections usually end in favor of one side, or one of the two sides participating will win the election, which can sometimes be hard to accept for some people.
DO: Be a citizen and go vote! The people in the image are participating by voting in polls
DON'T: Be this guy. He has no responsibilities, which means he doesn't vote, debate, or do anything to participate as a citizen
DO: be these peaceful protestors. If something does not go in your favor in politics, take peaceful action in your state or city to make a change.
DON'T: be the person to disregard all morals and commit a crime to terrible just because your side didn't win or something didn't go your way.
DO: practice fair law that means all laws apply to any citizen of the US, no matter how much power they have.
DON'T: discriminate others in a way that does not practice fair law and exploits them unfairly because of race, income, gender, etc.
Power, especially within a democracy, is controlled through the balance of responsibility to 3 branches of government: executive, judiciary, and legislative.
DO: practice a balanced government, controlled by the 3 branches that distribute power equally among the government
DONT: disregard all equal power, it can eventually lead to dictatorship, in which power is dictated by one person