Pondering Democracy


We learn in school that pure democracy is founded in the theory of the basic human right to be heard. Democracies are based upon the concept of human equality. It is the cornerstone of the governance of such nations as the United Kingdom, India, and the United States. Democracy is the prime element of all legitimate governments on Earth.

These are lofty words that have been repeated by concerned, responsible citizens and political figures throughout the modern era. Today’s major democracies actually take the form of some iteration of a democratic republic. They may exist as a parliamentary system such as in the UK or a federal system as in the US. The common element is the express right of citizens to vote and have a say-so in their self-governance.

Democratic republics have some major flaws, but the system is the best that human beings have invented so far. A…

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