Reflecting on Democracy
This is perhaps the most famous all-encompassing definition of democracy. It depicts that central to the concept of democratic government are the people. Tracing the etymology of the word, democracy originates form the Greek word demokratia, the components of which are demos, the people, and kratia, to rule (“Wikipedia). Given this, our forefather Abraham Lincoln has truly captured the very essence of democracy where people are placed at the core of any statutory activity. This paper discusses democracy based on personal views and experiences. It analyzes the existence of democracy in various nations and how this valuable concept is portrayed in the United States.