Our Democracy: Kate Fazio

Democracy was, now and always should be made up of people who care and understand the people who elected them into office; but is that always the case?

By Kate F. from Eureka High School in California

The definition of democracy is: a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

But do we really have a good democracy? The picture below shows what happens when our democracy chooses an awful person to run the US. Because of what some people thought was “right” we now have to march for basic rights. A democracy should be thinking about the impact the government they elect affects everyone, not just what works for them or what they like.

I believe that a democracy should benefit everybody no matter gender, sexuality, race, or religion. We need to always think about how our choices affect other people, and if everyone did that a little bit more, then maybe we wouldn’t have to march for things that should be given to us from the get-go.

Eureka High School

Soph Honors, 2nd Period

Sophomore Honors English

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The Our Democracy Education Project is a partnership with the National Writing Project and PhotoWings. PhotoWings' mission is to help photography to be better understood, created, utilized, seen, and saved. The project is also supported by the National Geographic Society and Catchlight, and explores the question, “What does democracy look like?” through the creation of a multimedia record of the state of local, everyday democracy today.