So long as equal opportunity is in place, democracy should not progress to incorporate special rights solely to benefit select groups, whether affluent or underprivileged. Democracy should not punish achievement due to personal financial accomplishment by means of inequitable taxation, nor should it financially compensate failure due to negligent behavior or poor financial management. Ultimately all contemporary matters of democracy should be subject to jurisprudence, our Constitution and the inalienable rights given by our Creator.
Democracy in action is reflected by the responsibility of every citizen to make a good faith effort in becoming educated to a level which enables them to contribute to the welfare of the common good. Additionally, citizens should actively hold their local government accountable to the promises she makes and diligently participate in the choice of their elected representatives at the appointed times or remain without recompense.
Outside the United States of America, democracy is solely at the mercy of the government as defined and instituted by the nation it inhabits.
James R. 1/17/2012