If power is centralized, an abusive government can come into existence and misuse the state of security, to cause massive and unreasonable destruction to both the United States and other nations. Divisive power observes control and regulation in decision-making.
The American constitutional structure has advantages such as the practice of pragmatism, which is very relevant and applicable to a country as large as the United States of America. The constitutional structure creates laboratories of democracy. There is experimentation of policies and state governments can learn from the successes and failures of other states. It helps set a state of political stability by separating national government from areas of contentious issues. Finally, the constitutional structure helps encourage pluralism i.e. by expanding to local, state and national levels. By separating powers, it prevents tyranny (Beard & William 87).
The disadvantages of the constitutional structure include prevention of national policy. It lacks single policy on issues i.e. each state with its own and this causes confusion. It also leads to lack of accountability; the overlap of state and national boundaries makes it hard to assign blame on policies that have failed. To other democracies, the structure of the constitution depends on the geographical and political coverage. Small nations would function well with parliamentary systems, but to fully practice democracy, federalism would be the most effective.
Members of the public should be adequately informed on the issues of governance and politics in order to fully practice democracy. This also helps in the monitoring of the activities of the people in authority. Ignorance would definitely reduce the effectiveness of a democratic nation. Most of the Americans, however, are not well equipped with this information to guide the policies of the