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'Democracy', Power to the People? What do you think of Democracy?

I have been thinking about Democracy:
What is it?- A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
What was democracy like (In ancient Greek times)?- The random selection of ordinary citizens to fill the few existing government administrative and judicial offices, and a legislative assembly consisting of all Athenian citizens.All eligible citizens were allowed to speak and vote in the assembly, which set the laws of the city state.
After careful study, I conlcuded Democracy radically changed. Obvious examples are: Different parties excist now, increase of porpaganda, people's power in law-setting cut back to just voting on a party.
If you ask me, those aren't very positive changes. People lose right on the rule over their own nation.
Now my question is: What do you think about democracy? Could something be changed? What will be its future?

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  • Apr 25 2014: In a democracy we discuss about any topic and you may have a way to think, and I would have mine.... No matter if we are not agree with the other's opinion, in a democracy we all have the freedom of speech.
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      Apr 26 2014: Thanks Jorge Sisco, so as I recall you state Democracy isn't really about HOW a country is governed but about the freedom of speech. Interesting thought, thanks for sharing.

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