Why Why We Should Keep Our Faith In American Democracy

Since the election I have heard much about questioning our constitution, including a writing prompt from the New York Times. But many of these doubts are unfounded, and here’s why.

To start with many have questioned the electoral college after Hillary lost with the popular vote. Why should we hold elections that don’t let the majority decide? Originally elections were done by state to make the votes easier to count. In modern ages when most voting is electronic, they seem useless, but still serve a purpose: to give very state a voice in their opinion. In a popular vote states like Rhode Island, Montana, and South Dakota would be useless. But the electoral college keeps them important. It is made fro every state to make there decision without it being changed by another.

Some have even questioned democracy as a whole for our governing principle. It is true that it is not perfect, but it is the best we can get. Nothing else actually changes and adapts constantly to the view of the American public, or at lest that’s how it should work. It is entirely dependent on public involvement. If democracy does not show the full will of the people, the only explanation can be that the people aren’t voicing their will.

So if you think our democracy is flawed, or if you think it is not there is still only one logical thing to do: vote. If voter turnout continues to dwindle democracy may fail us. If we all fulfill our obligations our nation will last as long as there are people still alive. So keep your faith in our democracy, and do it with your ballot.


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