Ethics of Democracy

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Ethics of “Democracy” Citizens of the United States love their country for various reasons. They love The Bill of Rights, which protect and give its people certain rights as citizens of the country. Americans have the right to speech and religion, which is not found in many countries around the world; but they are rights guaranteed to all American citizens. Many Americans love the idea of capitalism; and many people travel to America from other countries to become citizens, living out their dream here in the United States. It is admirable that the United States military is powerful and voluntary. Americans love the democracy it has built. The democracy they love as defined by President Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg address in 1863: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” E.B. White described democracy in a simple, yet brilliant manner as: “…the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communication in libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is a letter to the editor. Democracy is the score at the beginning of the ninth…” (891). These values, put into words by some of the most influential people in the countries history, are still held very close in the hearts and minds of the people in the United States. When the Founding Fathers set out to establish freedom from Great Britain they worked tirelessly on what is known today as The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson wrote: “… That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be free and independent states… and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do… (878)” When the
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