BY: iCitizen | March 4, 2015

What is a democracy?

It seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? Democracy can be defined in a variety of ways, but Merriam-Webster describes it in its most basic sense as “a government by the people.” Everyone agrees that in a democratic nation, citizens have more control than in, say, a monarchy, or a dictatorship. Individual freedoms, free and fair elections, a competitive party system, checks and balances…these are some of concepts democracy commonly calls to mind. But just how much control should citizens be given in a democracy, and what should that look like?

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BY: iCitizen | January 24, 2015

Winston Churchill, iCitizen hero

It has been 50 years since the death of the great British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on Jan. 24, 1965. For several reasons, iCitizen hails Churchill as a Hero of Democracy and an inspiration to civic engagement.

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