#5326807, By Spiral What does 'democracy' mean?

  • Spiral 5 Oct 2009 22:21:53 371 posts
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    Democracy is an attempt at making sure that multiple parties are vying for power, and since that power can only be obtained by getting people to vote for you it should result in politicians competing to serve the public interest better than their opponents. The difference between one party and another is mostly irrelevant, but in order to maintain power and votes, politicians will be somewhat restrained from just doing whatever they hell they want, which makes it safer for the populace than other forms of government.

    So essentially I believe that politicians are mostly a bunch of power hungry self serving bastards, and democracy is an attempt to pit the self-serving bastards against each other and make it in their best interests to work for the betterment of everyone instead of just themselves.
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