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Comparing the delegate model with the trustee model of representation poses pertinent questions concerning the heart and will of democracy With a large population the need for elected representatives of the public is obvious yet their very presence is controversial Relying on a few select persons to make decisions which will affect literally thousands of people seems a bit precarious its tough to imagine the amount of responsibility these few people hold As citizens of the democratic United States we expect our opinions to be heard and furthermore for some form of action to be taken Yet what happens when our officials decide that the whole of the public who elected them really dont know whats going on What happens if these representatives decide to take matters into their own hands I submit that in a case of the trustee model whereupon elected officials act according to their own whims and impulses the very basics of a democracy are corrupted Electing someone to a representative office is a crucial part of a large population because it would be physically impossible for every member of that population to decide on every question of government This election implies the belief that since we as individuals cannot directly make decisions our representatives will listen to us and act as messengers delegates if you will to put in our vote If that elected official were to decide that his representative public was wrong and consequently vote according to his personal opinions he has not fulfilled his duty as a REPRESENTATIVE The very meaning of the word representative denotes that his vote should symbolize the wills of the public That said there are also some problems with a delegate model for representation as well namely minority rights As we have read in the text the problem with majority rule is that minority interests are hardly represented And as we all know just because the majority of us think one way
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