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January 11, 2014

The essential aspects of democracy

Mr Winston Churchill: The essential aspects of democracy are the freedom of the individual, within the framework of laws passed by Parliament, to order his life as he pleases, and the uniform enforcement of tribunals independent of the executive. The laws are based on Magna Carta, Habeas Corpus, the Petition of Right and others. Without this foundation there can be no freedom or civilisation, anyone being at the mercy of officials and liable to be spied upon and betrayed even in his own home. As long as these rights are defended, the foundations of freedom are secure. I see no reason why democracies should not be able to defend themselves without sacrificing these fundamental values. Churchill Interview from January 1939

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2014 9:52 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Because the fact that mob rule obliterates the ideal of individualism. What is democracy but a grouping of individuals that have lost their individuality. Democracy is the ultimate cognitive dissonance.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 11, 2014 12:48 PM

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