Ideal Democracy Ideal democracy as Carl Becker writes of it is a government constructed by the people, for the people and made up of the people. The purpose of this paper is to create a pro argument for Becker’s belief that proponents of democracy are somewhat naive using Machiavelli and Augustine as examples of what real functioning democracy actual is (Becker 101-118). Democracy is a word that is familiar, but few know what it really means. Democracy connotes different things to everyone who uses the term. Dictatorships can even be viewed as a democracy if the concept of a democratic government expands to include the support of the people’s majority. This was how Stalin, Napoleon, Mussolini and even Hitler safely fit under the umbrella...The end:
.....ect in that proponents of democracy are somewhat naïve has created the current dishonest and untrustworthy democracy that has ruled the United States for decades. A non-trusting attitude toward government leads to a lack of desire to cast one’s vote. When a vote isn’t cast there is one less voice heard from. In a democracy every person has a voice; each voice counts in the long run (Becker 101-118). Works Cited Becker, Carl. "Ideal Democracy." A World of Ideas. Ed. Lee A. Jacobus . 8th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. 101-18. Bishop of Hippo St. Augustine: Political Writings. Michael W. Tkacz , Editor. New York: Hackett Publishing Company, 1994. Machiavelli, N. Selected Political Writings. New York: Hackett Publishing Company, 1994.