Essay about Basic Principles of Democracy

917 Words Oct 22nd, 1999 4 Pages
The United States of America has five basic principles which ensure the ability of the country. The basic foundations: fundamental worth, equality of all persons, majority rule minority rights, necessity of compromise, and ividual freedom. This paper reviews three of the five principles: majority rule and minority rights, individual freedom, and necessity of compromise. Two of these cases of individual freedom plus majority rule and minority rights the United States has failed to uphold. The third case on individual freedom is an undecided case at this point. The United States must not ignore these ations' importance making judicial decision or the stability of the country is at risk. Majority rule and minority rights is a …show more content…
People should have the right to choose whether or not they wear their seat belt. The American government and the North Carolina government specifically passed a law which makes all passengers in the front seat, no matter what age, wear their safety belts. In some states when a passenger is seated in the back seat of the vehicle and above a certain age it is his choice. When people do not wear their seat belt they do not hurt the other drivers. When one refers to Mr. Holmes's quote, the other man's nose has not yet begun, and will not begin from not wearing a safety belt. In fact they only put their own personal life in danger. Why must people be regulated to wear them? If you don't listen to the government you could be fined a ticket. Every aspect of this law invades and diminishes the ideal of individual freedom. People should be able to choose whether or not to wear their safety belt without having the fear that they might be fined a ticket. It is referred to as a victimless crime. The only victim is the person who is forced to wear their seat belt. The third foundation of democracy is the necessity of compromise. This is defined as that whatever number of parties there may be, each must give up some

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