President Lincoln defined democracy as: «Government of the people, by the people, for the people»
How can we say that democracy and its objectives have succeeded or failed in our country? We still have the same political parties since the old days of Lincoln. However, the country is more and more drowning deep and deeper into a one figure authority. A kind of Absolute government is emerging where the government makes decision that defiles democracy. People have less and lesser decision in the way the country is run. This is happening due to the facts that the two political parties are becoming much interested in the interest of the party and not the people. In my opinion, a leader is a servant of those he or she leads; he/she is not the boss. To my understanding that was what President Lincoln, may had in mind when he defined democracy. A government where people are the boss and not the leaders.
What do you say to that? What is your opinion based on democracy and how government should conduct it?
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