What is democracy for you?

@zeus1a (1048)
Netherlands
November 5, 2006 2:58pm CST
What is democracy for you? Do you really know the true meaning of the word? Do you understand the idealism behind it?Please share!
6 responses
• United States
5 Nov 06
Democracy is rule by the people. It implies both populat participation and goverment in the public interest and can take a wide variety of forms.I believe that a liberal democracy is best in that it balaences the principles of limited goverment and the ideal of popular consent. Its defining features include constitutional goverment based on formal, usually leagl, rules, guarantees of civil liberties and individual rights, institutionalized fragmentation and a system of checks and balaences, regular elections that respect the principle of 'one person, one vote; one vote, one value', party competition and pluralism, the independance og organized groups snf interests from goverment, and a private-enterprise economy organized along market lines
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• United States
5 Nov 06
wow i should probably proof read before I post sorry
@zeus1a (1048)
• Netherlands
6 Nov 06
Thank you very much for your reply!Good candidate for the best reposnse:DDDD
@fabiuz76 (1228)
• Italy
5 Nov 06
democracy for me means liberty' to express him
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@zeus1a (1048)
• Netherlands
6 Nov 06
Thank you very much for your reply!
@divir_vij (1593)
• India
5 Nov 06
democratic India - democratic India
Democracy to me is freedom to express. Freedom from external pressure
@zeus1a (1048)
• Netherlands
6 Nov 06
Thank you very much for your reply!
@perugu (5281)
• India
9 Nov 06
hi,The true meaning of Democracy is TO THE PEOPLE..FOR THE PEOPLE..BY THE PEOPLE..In countries like India the democracy is more than defined in constitution ...over freedom to people..leading to unnecessary discussion for every policy ruled by government..over responding on human rights..people will talk more on their rights..but they are not feel their responsibilities..
@perugu (5281)
• India
9 Nov 06
hi,my answer not reflected in your responses list..thats why i am again posting this message..
@perugu (5281)
• India
9 Nov 06
hi,indians are agree with me..tell about my impression..
@perugu (5281)
• India
9 Nov 06
hi,the true meaning is TO THE PEOPLE..FOR THE PEOPLE..BY THE PEOPLE..
@lilyruth (724)
• United States
8 Nov 06
American Flag......Democracy - Picture of the red white and blue, The United States Flag..
You gave the best response tag to the right person "sooner" sure told it like it is.. Democracy is all that and more but for me it means "all people are created equal, and all people have a voice to speak freely, and live as free people...