On 12/9/2012 2:09 PM, Robert 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.
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.
If Haiti & Syria are 'democracies' then heaven help us.