Democracy is a political system that has been established and developed on the basis of a country’s own history and context. It is also an expression of the will of the people. The government must serve the people and their interests, and must be guided by democratic principles.
The guiding principle of democracy is the rule of law, which means that a person’s personal rights and interests are respected and protected. This principle also means that the government should uphold public order and ethics, and advance public well-being to the maximum.
Although the US is a democratic country, it is not without flaws and problems. Its money politics, elite rule, political polarization and dysfunctional system are a threat to the integrity of its democratic processes.
While the US is a beacon of democracy and has been the world’s model of democracy for many decades, it has often used its own values as a pretext to meddle in other countries’ internal affairs. This has led to the incitement of wars, social unrest and turbulence around the world under the name of democracy.
Whether a country is truly democratic should be determined by its own people, not by a minority of self-righteous outsiders. A country’s people should be allowed to express their opinions, and they should not be subjected to manipulation, intimidation or violence.
There are several ways to assess a country’s democracy, including voting rights, elections and the government’s actions. It is also important to look at the rules and procedures that govern the exercise of power, and how those rules are implemented by government officials.
A democracy is a fair and free society in which all citizens have the right to participate in the political process, and are treated equally. There should be no discrimination against any racial group or religion, and there should be equal access to the media.
In the United States, the governing political parties are divided into two main camps: Democrats and Republicans. While the latter are more liberal, the former are more conservative. It is very difficult to form a coalition for the common good of the people, as the two parties are so far apart in their politics and areas of consensus have declined dramatically.
The media has become a key player in the politics of the US. Its monopoly over media and its vested interest in political parties has a negative impact on the political environment. In this regard, Robert McChesney notes that the media has become an “invisible killer” of civil and political rights in the US.
As a result, the American media has lost its role as an “information gatekeeper” and has become a “political battlefield”, fueling political polarization and promoting extremism and populism.
This is particularly true of the media in the US, which is controlled by a small number of elites and conglomerates. The resulting media narratives are often highly biased and distort the truth about a situation. This, in turn, has fueled political polarization and political estrangement between the Left and the Right.