Sunday, 6 April 2014

Democracy or fallacy?

The word ‘democracy’ has its origin in ancient Greek . 'Demos' meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and 'Kratos' meaning power or rule.

There are considered to be four basic principles of Democracy:
What bill of rights?

  1. A political system for selecting and replacing the government through free and fair elections. 
  2. People actively participating as citizens, in politics and civic life.
  3. The protection of the human rights of all citizens.
  4. A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens.

When you cast your vote you are entrusting the candidate/party with something people fought long and hard for. 

Ask Yourself:

Are the above principles of democracy being upheld? 

Were the promises made last election time kept ?

Have things improved socially and economically or are the same promises being regurgitated?

Democracy or fallacy?

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese Human Rights Campaigner once said 'Sometimes I think that a parody of democracy could be more dangerous than a blatant dictatorship, because that gives people an opportunity to avoid doing anything about it.'

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