The US government shutdown demonstrates the faults of democracy. Given that the Middle East and other underdeveloped regions of the world are attempting to develop new forms of government and grow as societies, democracy offers the Peoples of such Nations the guaranteed representation they need to ensure their interests can be adequately addressed in the future. As the most prominent democracy, the successes of America’s political institutions serve as an example of the benefits of the democratization process. With our democratic institutions in chaos and divided over relatively petty differences as our Nation faces a myriad of critical issues, we are telling the world democracy in the modern age will bring about instability and dysfunction. We are in a pivotal moment in history, the US government needs to show democracy can overcome political strive.
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