Democracy principle is that the majority decides, for good or bad. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Israeli
    • 24.11.10 | 10:04 (IST)

    Since one cannot call everybody to a single town hall today, electing representatives is the method used. But elections in various forms, are only a tool to implement the democratic principle. Same for polls. Left-wing use to criticize parties for looking too much at polls. But this is precisely the democratic principle - following the majority. When the majority agrees with you, there is no test for democracy. It is precisely when you disagree with the majority that the democratic test occurs. Overall, the best method today is democracy, even if at times you think you know better. Don't let the bureaucrats confuse you.

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    First published 03:00 24.11.10 | Last updated 03:00 24.11.10
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