English_Master March 31, 2016 No Comments
DICTATORSHIP VS DEMOCRACY Democracy in any country means the rule by elected representatives. It has been defined as the government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Democracy rests on the principle of representation. The people elect their representatives by vote in an election. These representatives attend the legislature and act on behalf of the citizens. If the citizens are not satisfied with their representatives, they may not re-elect them in the next elections. Democracy is said to be a better form of government. It is the government of the people as distinguished from the government of an individual or of a class of people. It makes all the citizens interested in the affairs of the country by sending their representatives in legislatures. Democracy is also a safeguard against revolution. Since people themselves elect the members of government, the need for a revolution does not arise. A democratic government guarantees freedom of thought, action and speech. This freedom has advantage as it enables the individual to grow freely. Democracy thus offers favourable atmosphere for development of human personality. But democracy has its weaknesses, the greatest of which is that it may be the rule of ignorant. “Nine people out of every ten”, says Carlyle, “are fools”, and...
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