Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Should Democracy be Founded on Equal and Unequal Say in Governance?

In Western Democracy, individuals and organizations with greater financial and communication means have a greater potential for influence of public policy and expenditure.

Yet, all individuals eligible to vote have an equal say in terms of vote. (I.e.One person, one vote.)

Would democracy be advanced if all individuals and organizations in a society had a more equal say? Viz., the potential for political influence and manipulation was more equal for all individuals and organizations of society—all individuals and organizations had the same means for influence and manipulation.

If society cannot attain this equality of say, then the phrase, “government of, by, and for the people” is not reality. Rather, it is government of, by, and for a scale of people. The scale based on degree of say. The less say a person has the less government is of, by and for that person.

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