Tag Archive "democracy"

Freedom and democracy taken for granted

We are quite lucky in this country, the True North Strong and Free. We know it, say it, but many of our citizens don’t likely grasp the true meaning. We take democracy and our rights and freedoms for granted. Didn’t we have these all along?

Democracy is the best system we have

The people have spoken. This pretty much sums up the fundamentals of our democratic system in a nutshell. Sure, our form of government may not be perfect, but it’s the very foundation of our society.

Democracy demands that we speak up for ourselves

As one of the most powerful groups on the planet, the middle class is likely the most sheepish and self-centred. As we all know, we’re mired in election rhetoric and one of the party leaders said the other two leaders pretend to speak for the middle class.

Islamism and democracy seen as a ‘war of the gods’

“I'd rather die standing, than live on my knees.” That 2012 statement by Stéphane Charbonnier, editor of the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo, was a compelling battle cry, and the tragic murder of him, his staffers, and two policemen in Paris on Jan. 7 guaranteed its place in the modern democratic liturgy. He was willing to die a martyr for the sacred principle of “free speech,” and he did.

Democracy in action at the local level

Taxpayers deserve accountability. And they deserve an open, frank explanation of where their money goes.

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