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A democracy is a government for the people It is an establishment to which the people of that nation are the people who run that nation There is no line of fate that puts a person or persons in power but yet a poll of citizens that determine who shall lead them There is a set of checks and balances to ensure that no one person may have total control of that government Aristotle once wrote Of forms of democracy first comes that which is said to be based strictly on equality In such a democracy the law says that it is just for the poor to have no more advantage than the rich and that neither should be masters but both equal By this statement I believe that Aristotle is trying to note that in a democracy there is no rule of lineage to promote the beliefs of those of nobility Also there is no punishment or enslaving of those born with less fortune This makes for an equal government by giving the same power to all persons and letting material things have no say in the outcome In other forms of government a person or group of people can express their views or run their state due to the fact that they are viewed as important or have the wealth to do so Plato expressed this when he said Then democracy would have all this and other things akin to it and would be as it seems a sweet regime without rulers and many colored dispensing a certain equality to equals and unequals alike Without the establishment of a basic democracy there is more room for an uprising by suppressing views of the people that feel oppressed or openly disagree with the views of their nation One essential element to a democracy is the freedom to express ones views openly without repercussion If you decide to take away that
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