A gentle reminder courtesy of the MTEL Multi Subject Practice test -
Which of the following is a fundemental purpose of democratic government?
A. providing for the common good
B. establishing a moral code
C. controlling the economy
D. establishing a bureaucracy
Correct Response: A. A basic purpose of democratic government is to promote the general welfare by protecting individual liberties, supporting public education, and providing for those in need. Democratic governments must be sensitive to the varying religious and philosophical traditions of all their citizens.
(Emphasis my own.)