In Federalist number 10, Madison writes: It is desirable “to refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to the temporary or partial considerations.” The Framers, therefore, did not understand democracy as majority rule. Rather, they recognized the need to seek the “deliberate will of the people”. Explain why the American system of government cannot be described as a majoritarian democracy by exploring constitutional provisions that reflect the nature of the American political system.
America today is one of the leading countries when it comes to protection of human rights and freedoms. It is for this reason that the country has been baptized “The land of the free”. Through their constitution, human rights have been guaranteed and protected by the process of checks and balances. Additionally, it's worth mentioning that freedoms are also collective example being the freedom of press and assembly. Fundamentally, the American system cannot be described as majoritarian democracy as their voting process is determined by a clique of elites forming the electoral college and also by the fact that the minority rights are absolutely protected.