Define democracy and explain the importance of equality, liberty, and popular sovereignty. Analyze how (or if) each of these terms relates to COVID-19 mandates. In particular, do COVID-19 mandates violate civil liberties and/or civil rights? Why or why not?

Big-picture promptIn your essay, please evaluate what the debate over government mandates related to COVID-19 tells us about the state of democracy in the United States.Specific points to address in your essayDefine democracy and explain the importance of equality, liberty, and popular sovereignty. Analyze how (or if) each of these terms relates to COVID-19 mandates. In particular, do COVID-19 mandates violate civil liberties and/or civil rights? Why or why not?Consider how the US Constitution applies to COVID-19 mandates. Are these mandates Constitutional? Not Constitutional? What portions of the Constitution apply?How do COVID-19 mandates illustrate federalism in practice? Which levels of government (state, federal, local) are responsible for public health mandates? One? Two? All? None? Why?