What is Democracy?
The guarantee of the ability for us to participate in the process of our living existence and leadership decisions. Thus, democracy has two parts: the election and citizenship; each of them with different duties.
It is therefore undemocratic if any process exists that in any way or manner threatens that ability to participate or limits your ability to decide who leads. It is also the primary responsibility for every one of us to live and fight for that system to be protected and continuously improved on, including holding all leaders that fail to do these accountable.
As humans, inherently we accept compromises because that is the reality of daily lives in many cases; but sometimes we take these compromises to areas not needed or acceptable. The one example of this is the compromises we accept for democracy. I am aware that the vast majority always say what we have is the reality, but the vast majority also accepted racism, slavery, apartheid, native Indian exterminations, Jewish killings, colonialism, and women disempowerment as realities in the past.
I have never voted because I am yet to live in any clime that truly empowers and guarantees my true democratic rights. For one, no democratic system has given me the ability to vote ‘none of the above’. This is a belief I hold dearly; that any true democracy need not force me to only choose what is presented. This simple option will make political parties do their primary tasks of empowering democracy through education and proper candidates’ selection. It will largely increase the participation in the election by citizens who feel their voices are unheard with the choices the parties present. Second, no clime I have lived has allowed me the convenient review and ability to recall an elected representative. The discussion of this rests in another topic otherwise we digress easily from the matter at hand.
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