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What are some ways in which the United States Constitution limits democracy?
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The Constitution today does not, for the most part, limit democracy. To the extent that it does limit democracy, it does so by reducing the degree of popular sovereignty enjoyed by the people.
Popular sovereignty is the concept of majority rule. In this aspect of democracy, the people have the right to make their own laws. The Constitution prevents this in that prevents the government from making certain kinds of laws. The government cannot (no matter how much the people want it to) make laws infringing on freedom of speech or discriminating on the basis of race. By preventing the government from making such laws, the Constitution limits at least one aspect of democracy.
Posted by pohnpei397 on July 2, 2012 at 10:19 PM (Answer #1)
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