US ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE
The Army School System (TASS)
Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) Common Core
CPT Sherry Halbur
Writing to Persuade Class 6
Democracy is the backbone of American history and culture. Per Webster’s Dictionary, democracy definition is, “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.”
Because of our democratic government, American’s have freedom of speech, freedom to learn, freedom to choose a career path, freedom to choose what schools and hospitals we use, and freedom of a volunteer military. The most important aspect of our rights as American citizens is that we have a voice in how our leaders govern it. America is a fast moving, hard working culture. American citizens, businesses, and cooperation’s are looking for new ways to expand and get into the global market where the possibilities are endless. Our internet and technology advances are allowing the United States to keep the global lead by working with other states to increase exports and imports, invest, sell, and gain natural resources to sustain our energy use. Most importantly, America’s leadership is showing the world why democracy and capitalism is leading to economic success for its citizens. A new term has emerged because of our success in the world called globalization. New York Times columnist, Mr. Thomas Friedman believes that states in the worlds need to follow the trend of globalization or that state will fail. Mr. Friedman also believes that in order for states to be successful in globalization they need to follow the democratic/ free market capitalism trend and mirror their government to that of the United States. In this essay I am going to explain Mr. Friedman’s definition of globalization, explain briefly Singapore’s government system...
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