The Importance Of Democracy

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“‘Cultures are made of continuities and changes, and the identity of a society can survive through these changes,’ Kwame Appiah said.” Every society in the world experienced many changes. One of this is the changes in the government. During the 5th century, a new system of government was introduced to the world by the Greeks. It was born, and it changed the landscape of the coming times. As the idea spread and flourished among other nations, democracy remarkably shaped the modern world as it provided freedom, equality, and peace in our society. First of all, democracy bring forth freedom among people from that time until this day and age. Freedom is considered as “the lifeblood of any democracy” (What Is Democracy? - Rights. (n.d.).…show more content…
While freedom is the lifeblood of any democracy, equality is its core value. In the eyes of democracy, every individual is equal regardless of their sex, race, age, etc. Democracy is intended to prevent discrimination. Before, women were not allowed to study, to vote, and to participate in the government. Only men were able to rule. In reality, democracy doesn’t uphold those ideas. Instead, democracy promotes that all men and women receive equal rights, roles, and responsibilities in society. In addition, racial discrimination is one of the important social issues today. This issue opposes our human rights that are protected by democracy, which is redoubling its effort to eradicate it. An equal and fair treatment for all is important in maintaining a stabilize community to live on, and democracy is working towards a society without…show more content…
If people is given too much freedom, chaos is to follow. If the government emphasize too much into equality, the people’s liberty will be restricted. In this situation, democracy balances both. It protects the basic rights of the people, while giving attention to inequality in the public. Just like what Terence said, “too much of anything is bad.” Additionally, peace not only depends on the leaders that people choose. It depends on the people. It starts within the people. When the people are at peace, the community is at peace. When the community is at peace, the neighboring communities is also at peace. As the values we learned are applied, we do much better in achieving our goals. When there is democracy, society has a greater possibility for the citizens of the country to express their basic human qualities, and when these basic human qualities prevail, there is also a greater scope for strengthening democracy. (Human Rights, Democracy and Freedom. (n.d.). Retrieved October 11, 2015.) After all, democracy contribute on achieving peace in the modern

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