Is democracy the best way to rule a country?

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  1. ronaknky profile image60
    ronaknkyposted 12 years ago

    Is democracy the best way to rule a country?

  2. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    to "rule" no matter how will never be the best way. what a country needs in equality for all. not different classes like rich and poor but everyone making the same and reaping all the benefits.

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      screamingposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      @nightwork4, I agree with you. Would make for a better living environment for all!

    2. ronaknky profile image60
      ronaknkyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      @nightwork4,you are right. any form of government which provides equality for all is sufficient. But my main agenda here is which type of system will provide this.

    3. Reality Bytes profile image75
      Reality Bytesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Are you searching for equality in opportunities or equality in results?

    4. ronaknky profile image60
      ronaknkyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      equality in opportunities. Equality in results depends on the working of the individual or the company. The main aim of the govt. should be to provide the same opportunity for all.

  3. Attikos profile image82
    Attikosposted 12 years ago

    The tyranny of the majority is the worst tyranny of all. That's why the US was established as a constitutional republic with strictly limited authority, not as a democracy.

    Nothing has changed in that. That democracy per se is a horrid form of government has been recognized since at latest the Greek city-states.

    1. Sheepsquatch profile image62
      Sheepsquatchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Democracy is meant for very small groups of people. It works fine in areas where if you disagree you can leave the group.

  4. Sheepsquatch profile image62
    Sheepsquatchposted 12 years ago

    The only possible way to provide the same opportunities for all is to take away almost all opportunity. A huge limit on choices and rights would have to be enforced. Idealistically people want everyone to have it better, but in reality having a system that was completely equal for everything would make life much worse. I believe people already have the opportunity in America to get the bare necessities, but I wouldn't want to have that as my only opportunity.

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    Larry Wallposted 12 years ago

    I find the question confusing as well as some of the replies--not faulting anyone--just my understanding. We have a democratic republic or a representative form of government. It may not be the best, but no one has offered a system that would be better. I did see one mention of communism--from each according to his ability to each according to his needs. That could turn into a welfare state in time.

    I saw a reference to equal opportunity. I agree everyone should have an equal opportunity to work and earn a living, but is being proposed that brain surgeons be paid on the same level as trash collectors.

    I am a real Star Trek fan (stay with me) in The Next Generation series they often make reference amount the elimination of money, but they never explain what system of trade of commerce is used.

    I guess I will conclude by saying, our system of government is not perfect and it has its ups and downs, but show me a system that is better and would be capable of handling the demands of a nation this size with its massive population and provide the defense it needs to keep other nations from invading. Trust me, if we did not have our current system of defense, some country or countries would be invading.

    I will stick with what we have and hope we can make it better and we can start by cleaning up the rules used in the House and Senate for earmarks, to block nominations and to bury good bills.

    1. ronaknky profile image60
      ronaknkyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you that no system comes with flaws. After seeing other answers(not to offend anyone), I feel people are not happy with what they have. Those living in democracy are tired of corruption while in others of not even getting any moral right

    2. Catherine Kane profile image82
      Catherine Kaneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know that people are saying that they're unhappy w/ democracy. Corruption can happen in any system (look at communist Russia for instance) and one can dislie corruption without disliking the system

      No one likes corruption except the corrupt

    3. ronaknky profile image60
      ronaknkyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      nobody likes corruption untill they get a chance to do it. I have seen many people when unsuccessful gave long speeches on how corruption has failed them, but when in power they forget everthing.

  6. Catherine Kane profile image82
    Catherine Kaneposted 12 years ago

    I'd say it's not a good system to "rule" a country, but it's a fine one to "run" one

    Keep in mind that, because human beings come in a wide range of behaviors, any system will have flaws and no system will be perfect- and that's o.k!

  7. ronaknky profile image60
    ronaknkyposted 12 years ago

    Wrote an article on the same topic. You can read and leave your comments there. … untry.html

  8. Vegas Elias profile image59
    Vegas Eliasposted 12 years ago

    Democracy is the best way to 'run' a country. As far as ruling a country is concerned democracies are know to be very unruly and chaotic. Democracy is definitely not the best way to rule a country.
    However the days of 'rulers' and despots are long over except in some countries in the Middle East. Hence the question of ruing a country does not arise.


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