Tuesday, 3 April 2012

7 Essentials of Democracy

This YouTube video from New Zealand, "Direct Democracy: 7 Essential Principles for Resurrecting Western Democracy", identifies some democratic principles, which I've paraphrased here:

  1. No citizen should live in fear of another citizen
  2. Truth and freedom should not be sacrificed for safety
  3. People should be in control of the most important things in their lives
  4. Equality should not triumph over liberty
  5. Liberty exists to do what is just and good
  6. Central government should relinquish things that can be done locally
  7. Citizens should have equal democratic power

I understand that these principles may be derived from the work of Montesque and Chesterton

1 comment:

About Interactive Democracy said...

A debate about these "essentials" can be seen here: