People all over the world look to the United States for the latest
trends, fashions, and technology. The United States have set all these standards
during the majority of the last century, by being a government that represents
freedom. All over the world people who were trapped in Communist governments
hope that one day they too can be as fortunate as the people living in America;
to them this freedom is part of their American Dream.
The world during most of this and last century was ruled by two
different political viewpoints. These points were portrayed in two different
forms of government. Today, democratic governments are taking over most other
forms of government. It is a race of countries and nations, trying to gain an
edge onto each other.
Communism is a system that follows the roots of Marxism. It unites the
people into one class and call for industrial power. All the people work, the
people are all at the same social level. It creates a false sense of unity. Most
of these communist governments are dictatorships; the government oppresses all
opposing views. Communist polices deny people their basic rights and freedom.
The people cannot even own their own private property. The methods of Communism
have been varied slightly by each different government. Stalin and Lenin were
the driving forces behind Russia's Socialist Workers party. Fidel Castro ran
the party in Cuba. Mao Tung ran the Chinese Workers party.
Democratic governments support basic rights and freedoms. People in the
United States can participate in government activities by voting and opposing
their views. People are protected under the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
These documents lay down the blueprint for freedom. As a man, women, or child,
you are affected by these important documents they guarantee your basic rights
like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and economic freedom. Lincoln best
put it in his Gettysburg address stating, " A government of the people, by the
people, for the people". People can control and sway political parties by
placing their vote to make a difference. It is based on the concept of one man,
one vote. In theses democratic parties, there is a distinct difference of
social classes. People of power commending prestige and money. Others not so
fortunate live off of welfare.
The USA has been the status quo of places to live for a number of
reasons. Everybody has his or her own reasons to appreciate the freedom that we
have. We as the people have the power to change, impeach, and lobby for what we
believe in. A democracy is a form of government in which substantial portion of
the citizens directly or indirectly participates in ruling the state. Besides
the United States, the Parliament of Great Britain represents similar viewpoints
as our government. They gained power over the crown for a short time, but lost
it when they couldn't decide on a constitution
Democratic and Communist governments do have a few basic similarities.
The both hold a vote to voice the opinion of the people. However, most
modern communist dictatorship does not even use these votes for elections. They
are just used to locate public resentment or opposing views, and then the secret
police take care of these outlaws. Censorship is used in every form of
government to hide secrets to cover up opposing opinions. The Soviets had
complete control over all the media, by doing so people only hear politically
correct information. It is a way to brainwash someone into believing his or her
views. In the United States, the schools sometimes decide to ban media because
of what it promotes. It is rare to have this event happen.
Communism and Democracy have more differences then similarities. A
democratic government allows people to participate in public affairs. Democracy
also can allow the people to rule. People who live in America have their basic
freedoms (Speech, Religion, and Economic) they are free to choose what they say
or do to a point. Communist governments do not approve of this, by controlling
their freedom. The government can rule the people's daily lives. America is
formed as a political state in which we as people give up our personal right to
interpret the law (anarchy) for a guarantee that the community will protect
their natural right of life, liberty, and property.
People living under communist rule have very few personal belongings;
the government took most of theirs. The communists try to make everyone equal by
not allowing personal property. They also state that everyone must work.
Economic freedom allows people in democratic countries to get ahead in social
status and wealth. The economic and social classes of the people in the US
illustrate this point. Under communist rule,