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Post time 2009-12-17 13:12:43 |Display all floors

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Post time 2009-12-17 13:40:15 |Display all floors
Democracy literally means government by the people.  You could argue that the people dont always know whats best for them so strong government is needed.

But i say thats arrogant, letting the people decide who governs then kicking the government out every four or five years if you dont like them is the fairest, most equitable system.

The biggest problem is apathy-a large section of the public dont even bother to vote in general elections.

But in that case they get what they deserve.

All elections are won and lost in the centre-ground because thats where most people are at.

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Post time 2009-12-18 23:28:29 |Display all floors
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Post time 2009-12-26 18:07:34 |Display all floors

Democratic values??

Let us first define democratic values. Does it just mean a free vote? Does it mean religion or business should rule the society? Does it mean liberty OR equality--they are opposite values that come together only in the value of "equality of opportunity." The free ebook series "In Search of Utopia" (http://andgulliverreturns.info) goes into some of these.

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