posted by tina .
An important reason for why public policy and public opinion may not coincide in the United States is that...
a) the American system of government includes arrangements, such as an appointed judiciary, which may produce policy decisions that run contraty to prevailing popular sentiment.
b)the American system of government relies too heavily on the initiative process.
c) the American system of government was designed to respond only to the elite's needs and demands.
d) the American public fears a "tyranny of the majority"
e) the American system of government was not designed to account for public opinion.