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Catherine

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Re: Democracy and Youth
May 8, 2010

Democracy is about freedom and respect of other humans. Democracy is about having a control of your life and, in the same way, being able to let people have a control on their lives. It’s a complicated system, not yet perfect but the system that permits us to cohabite and be respected as we all are: humans. As Abraham Lincoln said: ‘’Democracy is Government of the People, For the People and By the People.’’

Also, young people have a cruel role in democracy. They need to be educated to have a cruel role in this system. This way they will be able to make some changes and be more conscious of what is happening around them. Government would surely listen to them more. Don’t forget that youth is going one day to govern the country in his turn.

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Re: Democracy and Youth
Jun 1, 2010

youth has a tremendous role to play in democracy for any society to reach it full potentials. the youth has to be taken into consideration. obama been elected as president has prove a point that once again youth is very vital because, majority of the people who voted for him are youth even his director of speech writing.
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Re: Democracy and Youth
Aug 10, 2010

Democracy!!!!!!!!noting just way to rule , behind the scan same pplz are again and again.
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Re: Democracy and Youth
Sep 20, 2010

angrylisten democracey by definition has no universal standard of measurement its not abused in africa by africans but is mutilated by western hypocritical nonsensities aimed at imposing western values on africa look it up its called noeimperialism let africa take its own course all this talk of self seeking politicians is just a manifistation of what the game is power, dominance , and control of the distribution of resources.


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Re: Democracy and Youth
Jan 26, 2011

A lot of people are angry with politicians(rightfully so lol) but you can not blame them just as you cannot blame a rich for being wealthy. They are nothing more than a product of the system that they operate in.

On one hand you have the political system which takes on the responsibility of managing their respective ECONOMY(maybe not in theory, but definitely in practice)! On the other hand you have the economic system which takes on the responsibility of picking winners and losers.

(Right Hand)Since we know that you can only have{make} money if you acquire it from someone else, and that a definite{limited} supply exists- you can conclude that the rich actually exist only to create poverty. The blame is indirectly theirs but really is an inevitable creation of our economic system.

(Left Hand)Now we know how the economy works-(taking because giving causes inflation lol)-it's easy to see why they do what they do. In order to "sustain" their economy they need to grow their economy and in order to do that you must take(more) from others. Solving the worlds(true) problems requires giving-which is not what our system is designed for; reducing carbon emissions, granting basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, eliminating poverty-homelessness-hunger etc. all require GIVING(which produces no $ and therefore would run the country's debt and collapse the whole economy).

Product of their environment.
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Democracy exists when we do not cast are vote once, but we cast it every time an important decision needs to be made. Where our power comes not from our ability to vote but our ability to participate.

Youth have no role in democracy-last time I checked their was a minimum voting age. [There needs to be formal youth organization in every country that gives youth the ability and opportunity to make positive changes in their communities.] It would be a perfect balance; government can think about $, while the youth and surrounding citizens can think about everything else lol.
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Re: Democracy and Youth
Mar 3, 2011

I think democracy is about allocation of resources. Democracy is about food on the table for ordinary persons, shelter and rights to other basic needs of life.

But that is not working for us especially in Africa.

World leaders have to rethink, there may be another way better than Democracy I strongly believe.


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Tinashe Chirape

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Re: Democracy and Youth
Mar 14, 2011

democracy has perspective that differ with countries. In most african nations, it is limited to voting which at times is not free and fair. In western countries it spreads to participation at any level or structure by the masses. It is these principles youth absorb and will protect.


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Re: Democracy and Youth
Apr 14, 2011

Is it in freedom of speech; accountability and rule of law; human rights and improved standard of living — reflected in lower crime rate; better education, improved access to health care and increasing socioeconomic status?Sadly none of those indicators has improved over the last 10 years in Nigeria.Democracy has not had significant and direct benefit to the people, particularly those at the lower strata of society, for one simple reason. The majority of the office holders and politicians lack genuine social agenda and the aptitude to bring about sustainable changes in the society.Public service is not the motivating factor in Nigerian politics, at least over the last 10 years. The lure of power for personal gains is.
And would you agree that this singular factor has contributed in making Nigeria more undemocratic today than 10 years ago?


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Re: Democracy and Youth
Apr 14, 2011

A democratic nation of persons, of individuals, is an impossibility, and a fratricidal goal. Each one of us must consciously choose to become a willing and outspoken part of the people who, together, will determine our individual chances for happiness, and justice.Democracy means your contribution is being merged with another as far as it is not part of the minority contributions.


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Re: Democracy and Youth
Apr 15, 2011

the same characteristics in all forms of democracy is the rule of the people by the people. Like Nigeria and african states its a farce but a rule of the elites by the elites. Democray takes the majority and minority into account. African leaders have skewed it to political elites who are the minority. Its a shame that leaders have abused the democracy.


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Tinashe Chirape

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Re: Democracy and Youth
Apr 27, 2011

It have come to be a true fact that in developing nations, democracy have been limited to voting and it is this shame that ahve seen youth absconding the electroral proceeses which are shrowded with a litany of anomalies like intimidation, massive vote rigging, media propaganda. i ahve been watching South African Municipal election campaign. i had the view that it has a better electoral system but amuss its just the same old story with lelections in Africa. My question is this because of revolutionary parties that fear their end? or is it the african norm of democratic elections? the worst is this have seen apathy from young people.


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Re: Democracy and Youth
Jun 6, 2011

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Re: Democracy and Youth
Jun 13, 2011

Democracy is very important. I think all people have the right to deciding who will run their country or city for that matter but I do not think that what just occurred in Canada's latest federal election was at all democratic. I think that all the leaders should have fair opportunities to be heard and that voting someone into office should be done by the number of votes each candidate received, not solely by riding. I think that all Canadians should have a voice in things like policies and wish more Canadian youth considered the election to be important and worth the 5 minutes it takes to vote because then we may have ended up with a different outcome and youth would have had a voice. We were not represented as we should have and I think we take democracy for granted in Canada.


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Re: Democracy and Youth
Oct 14, 2011

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Samuel Abiodun Gbadebo

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Re: Democracy and Youth
Feb 4, 2012

Personally i don't think democracy is the best for all countries. The major part of democracy which i don't really buy into is the fact that the government are solely responsible to the public or the people. Which simply means in that in the areas where both parties disagree, the government or the leaders most bow to the wishes of the governed. for example, in the case of Nigeria where i come from, there was the issue of reallocation of the fund which had been allotted to PMS into other sectors in the economy like health, education, agriculture....etc in order to allow the forces of demand and supply dictate the pump price of PMS with the governments minimal intervention so as to promote developments in this other sectors of the economy because it was found out that the subsidy provided by the government wasn't being properly managed and accounted for. To me this was a good plan by the government but to the overwhelming 70 per uneducated people in the country it was not because they were not ready to make sacrifices now in form of temporary hike in the price of fuel now for a better future for them and their children just because they wont give the forces of demand and supply the chance to bless the Nigerian economy. At least from the little i know, allowing market forces dictate prices leads to perfect competition and perfect competition leads to many buyers and sellers which ultimately reduce price over a period of time.
Issues like this between the government and the governed especially in Africa where the overwhelming majority are uneducated and largely ill-informed can make even the best MDG's unrealisable all in the name of government of the people, by the people and for the people. This kind of situations will continue and the government will have to continue giving in to the demands of the governed even when they have the plans to revitalise a crumbled economy.
Conclusively, untill "government by the people" is removed from democracy to allow honest change agents reach and attain their goals, the concept of democracy may not be realisable in africa and other places were the uneducated make-up the majority of the population.


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