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Upside down government

In a typical democratic election the political parties present a set of policies that they want to implement and try to persuade the electorate to vote for them. They see themselves at the top and the voters beneath them. That’s upside down government. If the voters really had some kind of say then a set […]

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Respect the majority – Protect the minorities

Any attempt to make democracy work needs to apply these two principles in a practical way. The extent to which these two principles are not observed is a measure of how badly a democracy is performing. For example, a political party may push through legislation that the majority do not want or may introduce a […]

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What is democracy like?

Democracy is like selecting from a short menu of unpalatable dishes devised by opinionated dimwits with the dishes prepared and delivered by self-serving incompetents.

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