Comparing the "delegate" model with the "trustee" model of representation poses pertinent questions concerning the heart and will of democracy. With a large population, the need for elected representatives of the public is obvious, yet their very presence is controversial. Relying on a few select persons to make decisions which will affect literally thousands of people seems a bit precarious; it's tough to imagine the amount of responsibility these few people hold. As citizens of
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citizen to overrule a majority if I saw civil liberties or rights being overrun. Though perhaps it is dangerous to rely on a small number of people to make the right choices, it is an unavoidable consequence of a representative democracy. Perhaps now, as our population grows and diversifies, it is more apparent than ever that when we elect officials, we must carefully choose those who we trust as government delegates, and as human beings.