On 12/9/2012 2:09 PM, Robert Hansen wrote: > > On Dec 9, 2012, at 3:30 PM, Gary Tupper <email@example.com > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote: > >> GS Chandy has submitted a comprehensive summary of what democracy >> might be considered to be. > > Both of you seem to be conflating democracy with economics and give > short shrift to liberty, justice and freedom. Keep it simple Gary. The > haves and have nots. > > Bob Hansen Robert: I take liberty, justice & freedom as 'givens' in a proper democracy - they are the fruits of a functioning democracy. But the rub is that these should be available to all citizens: the liberty to be poor, the justice for the select and the freedom to remain disadvantaged are not what I have in mind.
If Haiti & Syria are 'democracies' then heaven help us.