Constitutional Democracy: Direct democracy

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Constitutional Democracy:

  1. Direct democracy – Government in which citizens vote on laws and select officials directly.

  1. Representative democracy – Government in which the people elect those who govern and pass laws; also called a republic.

  1. Constitutional democracy – A government that enforces recognized limits on those who govern and allows the voice of the people to be heard through free, fair, and relatively frequent elections.

  1. Constitutionalism – The set of arrangements, including checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, rule of law, due process, and a bill of rights, that requires our leaders to listen, think, bargain, and explain before they act or make laws. We then hold them politically and legally accountable for how they exercise their powers.

  1. Statism – The idea that the rights of the nation are supreme over the rights of the individuals who make up the nation.

  1. Popular consent – The idea that a just government must derive its powers from the consent of the people it governs.

  1. Majority rule – Governance according to the expressed preferences of the majority.

  1. Majority – The candidate or party that wins more than half the votes cast in an election.

  1. Plurality – Candidate or party with the most votes cast in an election, not necessarily more than half.

  1. Theocracy – Government by religious leaders, who claim divine guidance.

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