WC:Representational Government

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The societies that you as a citizen, will be involved in are all representative democracies.  The laws that you will be subject to, are not created in a process in which you directly participate, but rather they are created in a process in which your representative directly participates. You elect someone to represent you, they then make and enforce laws that you are required to obey. Your local condo association, city government, school board, water district, county government, state government, and national government are all, representative democracies.
 
The societies that you as a citizen, will be involved in are all representative democracies.  The laws that you will be subject to, are not created in a process in which you directly participate, but rather they are created in a process in which your representative directly participates. You elect someone to represent you, they then make and enforce laws that you are required to obey. Your local condo association, city government, school board, water district, county government, state government, and national government are all, representative democracies.
  
In this archived copy of the article on [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Direct_democracy&oldid=187516189 direct democracy] at Wikipedia, discussing representational governance we find this statement : "Many political movements seek to restore some measure of direct democracy or a more [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliberative_democracy deliberative democracy] (which includes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making consensus decision-making] rather than simply majority rule)." (See also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majoritarian majoritarian voting]).
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In the "Discussion" paragraph in this archived copy of the article on [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Direct_democracy&oldid=187516189#Discussion direct democracy] at Wikipedia, discussing representational governance we find this statement : "Many political movements seek to restore some measure of direct democracy or a more [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliberative_democracy deliberative democracy] (which includes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making consensus decision-making] rather than simply majority rule)." (See also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Majoritarian majoritarian voting]).

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