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What constitutes a democracy Why is democracy thought of as such a great way to govern a country In order to understand the true meaning and purpose of it we have to look at the different factors in which democracy is run In order to analyse the purpose of a government I am going to first formulate my own understanding of a democracy I think a democracy is a basic right for citizens of that particular country to express their personal opinions vote freely on any issues and make a decision based on the popular beliefs of the masses Democracy is a form of organization and a way of dealing with issues that affect the citizens of the country I believe that in order to have a country that functions and operates to the liking of the whole a country cannot be a pure democratic society There are contrary opinions of some key philosophers that argue against a democratic governance Democracy has come a long way since man has existed As you study history you will find that many people have not been used to a society in which democracy has been the basis of ruling a country Throughout recorded history most people have been ruled by kings and other dictators Democracy is not purely bad nor purely good but I think that democracy is sometimes overrated and people think of it as a saviour to the many problems that man has faced over the years When we look at todays society it consists of many different cultures religion and social class that divide us A democracy states that all people are free to voice their opinion and that they are allowed to participate in the electing of a government However you have to look at the situation from all angles First you have the divisions in religion A person is allowed to voice their opinion but when you are involved in a certain
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