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Governments are the backbone of a country. They are responsible for their citizens’ benefits and a healthy economy. Not all governments in the world are the same. There are democracies, republics, authoritarian societies, and many more types of governmental systems. With so many different types of government, which one has the most benefits?

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Republics are like democracies in that civilians can vote. However, republics have the added element of representatives that vote in the government system on behalf of the public.
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Government Representatives

Government representatives give a voice to the different political views among civilians.
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The Argument

Political representatives are the highlight of a republic government. Instead of having to come together to vote, people can elect officials to vote on their behalf.[1] By having representatives, people leave the responsibility of direct voting up to people who specialize in politics.

Counter arguments

Having government representatives vote for the civilian population robs a person the right to understand how government works. In a poll taken in America, less than 20% of the people who were asked about their state politics knew who the state’s legislator was.[2] If there weren’t any representatives, people would be more motivated to be involved in their country’s government.

Premises

[P1] Republic governments have government representatives. [P2] Civilians can elect people to vote for them instead of voting directly. [P3] Voting in the government should be left to people who know how the government works.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P3] Voting should be put directly in civilian hands. Without being involved, people won’t be able to educate themselves on how the government works.

References

  1. https://www.house.gov/the-house-explained.html
  2. https://www.wpr.org/report-americans-dont-know-much-about-how-state-government-works.html

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