Why do we feel that democracy is a better form of government than any other form? Explain.
Why do we feel that democracy is a better form of government than any other form?
Democracy is a better form of government when compared with any other form of government because of the following reasons
(i) Promotes equality among citizens Every citizen of the country has equal rights before the law. All individuals have equal weight in electing representatives.
(ii) Enhances the dignity of the individual By giving its citizens equal rights, it enhances dignity and freedom of the individual. Democracy gives equal treatment and respect to women, disadvantaged and discriminated castes in our society.
(iii) Improves the quality of decision-making As there is open debate in major issues in democracy thus, quality of decisions is improved.
(iv) Provides a method to resolve conflicts Democracy reduces the possibility of social tension which leads to peaceful social life. It allows room to correct mistakes.
(v) A legitimate government Democracy gets the popular support of the people by regular, free and fair elections.