American Democracy TV - Flight 8 - Representative Democracy in America Professional Development Seminar Part II
Understanding Congress - Honorable Lee Hamilton
The Role of State Legislatures in Representative Democracy - Alan Rosenthal
In part two of The Alliance for Representative Democracy Seminar, the Honorable Lee Hamilton, former U.S. Representative from Indiana's 9th District, and prominent political scientist, Alan Rosenthal, discuss the role o fthe legislature as a valuable branch of government. Both renowned leaders ask Americans to recognize representative democracy as a system with a unique process requiring time and deliberation. While Hamilton declares that the creative tension between branches leads to better public policy, Rosenthal states that the legislature does not represent the end, but the democractic means to a better America.