Perspectives on Democratic Theory YourFirstName YourLastName Your University March 6, 2010 Part I Hamilton, Jay, and Madison (2005) argued that people could be grouped as a faction, “who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community" (p. 10.1). With this type of assertion, the will of the people was established as a facet of their being grouped together. This common will was also shown to be potentially divisive in nature. Perhaps one example of this type of divisive will could have been elucidated in the struggles of the American colonists against their British colonial oppressors. While the Americans...The end:
..... could be in the case of the people truly exercising their ultimate power. In the final analysis, Thucydides did invoke the spirit of what democracy should stand for. In this regard, the ideals posited by him should be promoted as being a template for the essence of true democratic principles, which are political expressions of representative governance. References Hamilton, A., Jay, J., & Madison, J. (2005). The federalist papers. Phoenix, AZ: H3 Team Press. Locke, J. (1796). A letter concerning toleration. Huddersfield, UK: J. Brook. Plato. (2004). Protagoras. (B. Jowett, Trans.). Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing. Thucydides. (1972). History of the peloponnesian war. (Warner, R., & M.I. Finley, Trans.). New York: Penguin Group.