Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Why ed cit?

Educated Citizenry--What a democractic republic is based upon. The voters must be diligent enough to become educated about the issues and candidates to make good voting decisions within the voting booth for democracy or a democratic republic to work.
Democracy: The electorate vote for the issues and candidates in an election. One person, one vote. Usually, a small number of electorate, perhaps enough to fill a church, would fit this defination. A single person reads, hears, discusses the issues, and meets the candidates, then makes a decision based upon his judgement.
Democratic Republic: Similar to democracy, however the voter votes for a representative to represent them in a legislature or executive setting. The voter inputs their feelings about issues, and the representative takes that data to make a decision within the legislative body or the executive position. Representatives and Executives are not necessarily bound to the opinions of the electorate.


  1. This is a great blog because I think that there are people out there who don't educate themselves and therefore make poor decisions or just make decisions because that's what they're party is saying to vote for. If people would actually do their part we probably wouldn't be in the mess that we are now. I hope that America can recover from this mess that Alfred E Newman has left for us.

  2. Party's have long been used as a crutch for those people who do not want to do their own research. The party may not be exactly the way a person feels, but it is close, so they accept what is being presented. That being done the individual moves on to their life. They do not look inside the horses' mouth for any imperfections. So we have developed politicians that say one thing and do another, knowing they can get away with it.