Democracy comes at a price ..

@kiran8 (15397)
Mangalore, India
June 3, 2011 2:26pm CST
One of our leading and perhaps one of the few non corrupt politician Jayaram known for his somewhat controversial stand on environmental issues had this to say - One has to pay the price since democracy comes at a price... Friends , Can you add your own views and thoughts on this statement ...
5 responses
@tutul0045 (2630)
• India
4 Jun 11
hey, Aren't we all Indians are living example of paying price for Democracy?? Look at what our neighbor countries are doing to us.. and still we are just looking for dialogue and peace and what not ! I fully agree with Jayaram and i have encountered enough incidents where i felt we are paying heavy price for democracy ! I believe we need to take some strict decisions in some areas for example National security! Cheers, Tutul
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@kiran8 (15397)
• Mangalore, India
4 Jun 11
Thats very true tutul , our democracy is being tested all the time and we the people of India have been paying the price for it.I wonder if there is a better political system that is more efficient and people friendly or are we stuck with the present one?
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
3 Jun 11
Democracy is a veg term. Majority's opinion is not always democratic. Minority's views may be more democratic. Jayrams are minorities in our society. But the are the true democratic.
@kiran8 (15397)
• Mangalore, India
4 Jun 11
I agree that democracy is a word that is being misused left right and center.A true democracy should be democratic to all its citizens. The first and foremost thing is to have a uniform laws for all communities and religions and also abolish the reservations which is a curse to the Indian society ...
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@anil02 (24046)
• India
4 Jun 11
Hello, yes we are paying for our democracy. We are funding for the corruption, we are funding for our white elephants politicians lazy and gready beurocracy. These are the cost of our democracy which we are pay from our earning which we earned with hard work.
@kiran8 (15397)
• Mangalore, India
4 Jun 11
Yes I agree anil.One wonders ' democracy at what cost? and what for ? 'They make merry and we toil to keep them in that state of affairs.It is pathetic the way our country is being run now. So no wonder then that anyone trying to be different like Anna and Baba Ramdev are doing people go overboard in their support and adulation..This is also not a healthy trend, I feel !
@anil02 (24046)
• India
5 Jun 11
It is character of India public to support any one in wholesome. Remember movement of J.P. What happen of it every one know. Support to Rajiv Gandhi these are some examples. Every one here have some political dreams. Anna is not a politician but his crew have some person who have some political aspiration. Baba declare it openly to participate in election. These thing weeken this movement. In fact they are not honest for their aim.
@kiran8 (15397)
• Mangalore, India
7 Jun 11
As of now I would support Anna,Baba Ramdev and their team rather than support any of the other political parties. At least they could be given a chance to prove themselves..
• India
6 Jun 11
this is something to be noticed and work upon. although our country has all the required resources, gained independent and has a good workforce but still the country is lagging behind the others. one of the prominent reason behind this is the bad politics. only the politicians are not wrong but our contribution to problems is much great, as we bring the corruption to do our work at ease and quick. we buy more and more cars everyday giving rise to pollution. we let the child labour to happen. we just know to blame others. so the price of democracy is change and i guess the countrymen will definately bring a revolution.
@kiran8 (15397)
• Mangalore, India
7 Jun 11
It looks very bleak...I see that most people are themselves corrupt, even those who talk about cleaning the system. Corruption has become accepted and a way of life with most people and it is not so easy to abolish it...
• India
15 Jun 11
I guess that the works of anna hazare should be revolutionized by the people and protest in a way as it worked in cairo (egypt)
@kiran8 (15397)
• Mangalore, India
17 Jun 11
We can see what is happening to his movement as of now. The ruling party is bent on diluting the issue and may be kill at infancy itself.And unless Anna Hazare has immense support by the people he will not be able to push the lokpal bill through. It has to come with lots of support from the public...At least thats what I feel by the way things are shaping !
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Jun 11
Democracy is a farce. It is a guaranteed nail in the coffin for any country. I'll take a true republic any day.
@kiran8 (15397)
• Mangalore, India
6 Jun 11
I doubt if there is any system that is perfect . There are flaws in every political system and we have to make the best of the bad bargain...