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    John Adams wrote in 1814, "democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." Discuss how this viewpoint influenced the design of the U.S. federal, state and local government.

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    John Adams wrote in 1814 that, "democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." John Adams in this context equates democracy to death. He insinuates that those citizens who gather to appoint the authority of power in a country have no power to do away with majority groups satisfying their own needs in the country; without considering the needs of the minority group in the country (William, 2008).

    This viewpoint has influenced the design of the U.S. federal, state and local government in that the country supports a voting system in the country. This working of the voting system is such that; the citizens of the country are required to ...

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