Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Sunday, April 18, 2004


Churchill once said that whilst democracy may not be perfect, it is the best system of governance we have got.

I agree, whilst democracy may well ensure that we are burdened, more often than not, with politicians who underperform and who are far from suitable for their job; it does give us the ability to kick them out of office every four to five years.

Safe in that knowledge, citizens of democratic countries sleep soundly in their beds and tend (apart from on a few occasions) not to riot.

Democracy is by far the best method to maintain a civilised society and social order; as it provides a safety valve for people to vent their frustrations upon the ruling elite, by voting them out of office.

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