Plato, in his idea of the Republic, he proposed five types of government: aristocracy (mainly “the best”, specializing in expert governance), timocracy (the government of honor), oligarchy (rule by wealthy minority), democracy (rule by the people as a whole—which a “mob” Plato saw), and tyranny (ruled by a desperate, who’s unselfish). The classification of Plato’s idea is a good starting point for us to think about the nature of our own government, and although we are not suitable for any of these types, it seems to express one of our political systems Elements. which is the political system in America now–DEMOCRACY.
In the article “ARE WE A DEMOCRACY”, the author talked about the society we are living in right now, which pointed out we are not”really “represented” by the people we elect, and, recently, the suspicion has grown that we, in fact, live in a plutocracy — a nation governed by the wealthy”. Our democracy is different from Plato’s sense of democracy, which all major decisions are made by majority vote of all citizens. In fact, we are not actually a democracy, but a pluralistic politics – a complex intertwined many forms of government which combines all five types of Plato’s idea of the republic. And our challenge is to ensure our leaders have the power to protect their fundamental freedoms and to keep the balance between these elements. in other words, government still have the power to control our life, and this power is from people who don’t belives the freedom can be work out perfectly without a leader who leads the direction. For example, at present, the “less government” in fact means the power to be elected and serve their bureaucracy will be smaller and the “oligarch” of the millionaire will have more power, and this will cause the leaders directly responsible for those who vote, and those who are based on wealth is not responsible. which is not what we want to see.
Team Zeus, Yao
the source from https://hadeelnaeem.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/platos-forms-of-political-governance-and-the-best-form/
Gary, Gutting. “Are We a Democracy?” New York Times, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 8:35 PM. https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/are-we-a-democracy/?mcubz=3