There are considered to be four basic principles of Democracy:
|What bill of rights?|
- A political system for selecting and replacing the government through free and fair elections.
- People actively participating as citizens, in politics and civic life.
- The protection of the human rights of all citizens.
- 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.
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.'