Can we criticize democracy?
- The invention of television or a succession of discoveries
- The discoveries that introduced the invention of television
- The birth of the term "television"
- From the mechanical television (1925-1931) to the electric television (1932-1945)
- Television in the footsteps of players like the radio
- The FCC and Congress: state control
- The networks: diffusion
- U.S. companies: financing
- Television and the American public
- Television proved to the Americans
- The placing of television sets on the market
Democracy has been around since the Fifth century BC. It is a system that is rooted in politics and morals. Its uniqueness, when compared to other forms of government, comes from the fact that the power in a country is exercised by the people
This paper analyzes several aspects of Democracy. In its first part -
I) Democracy, a political benefit to citizens
A. Sovereignty entrusted to the Nation
In a democracy, it is the citizens who exercise all the power - the executive, legislative or judicial, as well as the right to vote. i.e. during the presidential elections, the citizens have the power to choose the candidate they think will offer the best programs and the best bills for the nation, one that they believe will honor the post of the President of the Republic best.
In a dictatorship, like that of Mussolini, for example, only one man or a small group of people, usually a political party, has the power. The establishment of such a system often involves a lot of restrictions set by the leaders on all forms of the freedoms that citizens possess. In a democracy, it is quite the contrary. The respect for the human Rights of a citizen is essential as are the rights of the citizens to vote and to express their freedom. The fact that all citizens can participate in the political life of their country seems the fairest way to proceed because it is the governing to the majority. And the extremists are less in number and so the democratic system can protect a maximum number of freedoms and offer justice to the victims of crimes.
In part B, this paper deals with the issue of how much information is really reliable in a democracy and the level of objectivity of the Media.