The classic book Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville, examines the development of American democracy. Translated into English as Democracy in America, this book examines the development of American society. The author’s vision for the country’s future is clear. In his vision, the United States is a nation of egalitarian laws and values. This is reflected in the American political system, which has long been criticized for its lack of equality.
The modern democratic literature of the twentieth century is a monument to the American experience. Tocqueville takes a stance at right angles to the dull science of politics, observing the young democratic spirit in simple body language, tobacco-chewing customs, and easy manners. In doing so, he reveals the nature of America’s political life and its problems. It is a fascinating, enlightening work of fiction, and the reader will be left pondering how the new American system came to be.
The constitutions of the States have provided the most reliable history of American democracy. Massachusetts’ constitution, written in 1780, is the only eighteenth-century constitution still in force. Those who believe that the Constitution of the United States is outdated are misguided. The American public is more informed about its past than its present. For example, Franklin cites the emergence of democracy as a means to overcome the current state of civil discord.
Although America’s democracy is rooted in the ideas of the Roman, Celtic, and Teutonic eras, the modern system of democracy in America has evolved through several adjustments. One of these adjustments is the administration of government. It is a practical affair that is often overlooked. It is the other half of the apple of civil discord. If we can improve the administration of government, we can achieve the aims of the Declaration.
A key goal of a democracy is to empower the people to make decisions. The Constitution recognizes that individuals have equal power, and that they are free to vote. The rights of all citizens are essential for a nation. A strong government protects the interests of its citizens and makes sure that they are protected. Those who are in favor of democracy will be happy to do so. If they do, then it means that the US will be more democratic.
In the United States, democracy is more like a Hollywood movie. It’s full of vetocratic power, political infighting, and money politics. The result is that Americans are becoming increasingly disillusioned with their democracy. A recent Gallup survey shows that only 19 percent of Americans are confident in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. This is an unfortunate statistic. The spirit of a democracy is related to the struggle of citizens for equality.