Is Democracy the best form of governance?
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Monarchy is a form of government where a royal family runs a country.
Dictatorship is a form of government where only one person exercises maximum powers.
Just think about it at it's bare minimum in a small town, they go to town meetings and the town votes on laws to pass, and where to spend the budget.
Do I think it is the best?
It is on top in theory, where it gets sketchy is when you introduce it to a large scale and back it with money. Where people can pay for votes, and a system like the electoral college, which was invented in a time in which most of the country couldn't read or understand politics. Now not even the people have a say many a time where the popular vote got thrown away for the outdated system of the electoral college. I do not think democracy is broken, I just think that people don't adapt to the ever changing world and they focus on a set of rules that have been almost the exact same for 300+ years.
So yes democracy is a good form, but it is in err when greed takes over
The democratic form of government needs political parties to form the government. But this would make the elected representatives to concentrate more on the affairs of political parties rather than the interests of the general public. In major democracies like India, we see politicians trying to make legislations that only satisy the needs of his/her fellow party members.
Another fact which needs to be noted is that the democratic form is a very expensive affair. Elections are a costly event but the campaigning of the candidates is even more expensive. One must remember that each penny used by these candidates is a burden for the common tax payer.
As for the funding for campaigns, that does not come out of tax payer money, it is raised personally by the candidate at first. Then as the candidate gains popularity he gets backing from his political affiliation, but at no point does campaign money get taken out of taxpayer pocket. Even with mass voting, the people who man the voting booths are volunteers.
Democracy is an amazing concept, just because it hasn't been implemented properly does not mean it can't work.
For example in India, when Narendra Modi led NDA coalition drove to power in national elections last year, there was and still is a fear that his government, which consists of Hindus might not look into the interests of the Christians and other religions, which are a minority in India.
The most important fact is that the development in most democracies(especially the developing countries) is slow. This is because of the time taken to make decisions while in dictatorships and monarchy, development is high.
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