James Madison's Opinion Why A Republic Is Better Than A Democracy



Madison explains why, in his view, a Republic is better than a
Democracy. His concern with a Democracy is in the formations of factions
(parties). Madison believed that man is selfish and will act in his/her own
self interests in spite of the greater good of humanity (sort of
Machiavellian).

His solution:

He first argues that if you eliminate the causes of a faction
(religion, political belief, etc.) you would have to eliminate
symptoms...liberty. 'The remedy is worse than the cause.' Obviously this is
preposterous. Therefore, he chose to address how to limit the effects.
A government must be organized so that if an oppressive political
faction gains power, that there ...

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now way of knowing, but suppose a large number of
representatives are all controlled by ONE faction...you still have the same
problem that a Democracy would have, only on a smaller scale. (Southern
States in 1860..etc.)
In 1787 however, the American Colonies did not communicate with one
another. Mass. and New York were like two different countries. So from
Madison's perspective, a faction in New York would be limited from
expanding in Mass. by the republican form of government. Today, factions
know no boundaries...obviously.
Well anyway, I think me explanation is longer than #10.

Keypoints:

The more factions/parties in government..the better. A republican
form of government is better than a democracy because it limits the effects
of one particular faction over the entire government. Factions are forced
to moderate their views in order to work together. ...

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