posted on Jul, 3 2013 @ 06:36 AM
Originally posted by Briles1207
This goes off once, what will stop them from repeating this the next time a leader goes back on his word?
I think that's the point, if they can be held to their word then over time this is not needed, because they will be elected based on what they
actually promised, and they'll know that if they don't deliver it the people can simply remove them.
That's real democracy, after all, right? The majority opinion should rule in most matters, unless it's something which directly attacks the freedoms
of others to live as they wish. If a president gains office promising to lower employment and increase housing, then if they don't do that while
spending billions on national security instead the people can again come out onto the streets and remove their leader.
This is what is supposed to happen in a democratically awake nation, where the people are engaged with politics, pay attention to what their
politicians promised, and then hold them to it.
It's funny that this concept seems to alien to many in the West, and it says a lot about how apathetic our public have become. The fact that people in
the West find this all so surprising is what's really telling. Egyptians are engaged, aware, passionate and determined. We sit back and grunt when our
leader is defying the will of the people and just mumble, "meh, what can you do?"
edit on 3-7-2013 by Rocker2013 because: (no reason given)