“Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people” (Lincoln), whereas dictatorship is a form of government working under a single man. In other words, democracy is distributing the power among people and the dictatorship is centralizing the power under one person. Since partition, Pakistan has faced several democratic and dictatorial governments and still it is stumbling between both forms of government. Views about whether democracy or dictatorship is better for Pakistan vary from person to person. However, this issue cannot be solved through emotional talk, rather logical explanations and accurate evidences are required for the best possible conclusion.
“an oligarchy is a form of government in which most of the political power effectively rests with a small segment of society, typically the people who have the most wealth, military strength, ruthlessness or political influence” (“Oligarchy”). In today’s world, a lot of citizens get upset because the citizens feel like they do not have a say in the government. Abraham Lincoln mention in his Gettysburg Address that democracy means “government for the people, by the people, and for the people.” One thing about democracy is that democracy is the best way to show equality and liberty to all people because democracy gather people together to talk about their problems so the government can try and find a solution to the problem. Democracy may satisfy citizens with showing them equality and liberty, but Tom Lans... ... middle of paper ... ...e no vote and must put up with whatever their tyrannical rulers decide to do with them” (American built). The biggest difference between oligarchy and democracy is that oligarchy are controlled by powerful people and democracy is run by the people.
Indirect democracy the decisions are made by the representative on behalf of the people that voted for them. All over the world people are having different views with regard to democracy and how it operates. “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried” ~ Winston Churchill, some have said democracy is the worst government form of government which I also think it’s! Due to the how it operates. The Elections and Voting The government ensures that the citizens are living in a peaceful country, with security, better service delivery and it also a good thing allowing people to participate in decision making through voting.
"What Americans would not do…for the vindication of a fundamental first principle: the right of the people to determine their own future," comments Albert R. Papa in his article "The Allure of Civics Book Democracy". While nearly all Americans recognize the benefits of a democratic nation, the Federalists maintain that often times, minority and ma... ... middle of paper ... ...stem is to prevent the concentration of power in the hands of a few, the presidential veto hardly accomplishes this goal. Although the president cannot create new law, his ability to prevent new law resembles the power held by a dictator. How democratic can one man's vote be? The Federalists believed in a form of government that is not consistent with the textbook definition of "majority rules".
These individuals value order, nationalism, and authority. However, these systems often result in violence, repression of the public, and few provisions for changes to the system. Democracies are multiparty political systems that rest on the principle of rule by the people. Most people that live in democracies have civil liberties1, and political rights2. Individuals who feel that multiparty systems are the best government value equality, accountability, and freedom.
Absolutely essential is the further element of protest.” (Cohen, 11) In other words, civil disobedience is knowingly breaking a law to protest the law. This may not be as controversial as some topics, but there are many strong points on both sides. A major objection is tied to the idea of social contract theory as well as extreme faith in the proper workings of the judicial and legislative systems. According the this objection, the government of the United States, which calls itself democratic, for instance, is set up to listen to the needs of the people and to make laws accordingly. There is no need to protest or to “civilly disobey” because the government’s job is to take care of such problems.
When looking at these facts it just shows why democracy is the best thought of. In most places ruled by one king or a dictator the people's voices are not heard. They don’t get to help make choices on who is going to rule or what laws get passed. With these freedom comes great power, such as being able to vote for the President that you think will make the right decisions. In this form of government you can criticize the leader and demand action if you don’t feel that he is doing his job.
Further, anyone who has studied the government of a parliamentary democracy knows gerrymandering can have a powerful say in determining elections. Despite these and other flaws however, democracy still seems to work. In comparing the average citizen in a democratic nation, say the United States, to that of a non-democratic nation, for instance Egypt, it will be found that the citizen in the democratic nation is generally better off – free of persecution, free from fear of the authorities, and free to express his opinions on governmental matters. And while national conflicts occur everywhere, incidents like violent revolts have shown to be more prevalent in nations where citizens are not allowed to choose who governs them. It is slightly paradoxical that democracy, so inherently flawed in theory, can lead to such successful outcomes in practice.
Citizens play a role in both of these types of government. Under absolute control, they serve to the government. In a democracy, they have an equal right, just like a figure of authority. In Lord of the Flies, a character named Ralph tries to commence a democracy that consists of justice and freedom, but cannot achieve this effort due to this flaws in
Rather which system more benevolently serves the people, since “democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Despite participatory democracy being the most democratic of the two systems of government, representative democracy feasibility and efficiency, makes it the most formidable for Mars. Participatory democracy, in its true form, is dismissed simply for its practicality of use. With a population of 11 million it would be impossible for everyone to join in on every legislation and law. However impossible it may be, representative democracy is true democracy.