Answer the questions listed below. Each response should be a minimum of 50 words.
How, if at all, does the rise of the Internet and average citizens’ now virtually limitless access to information undercut many or most of the reasons for which the Framers of the Constitution favored representative democracy over direct democracy, and would you favor a majority-ruled, “direct digital democracy”?
How is power distributed in the nongovernmental bodies that you know best (schools, religious groups, sports teams, businesses, social clubs, and others), and are many or most organized “democratically” or not?
Who decides whether a policy area is a national or state responsibility?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American federalism for promoting democracy?
Why is federalism one of the central principles of American constitutionalism?
What are the central principles of American political culture, and how are they reflected in the founding documents of the United States, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Federalist/Antifederalist papers?