Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 12:01 p.m. EST by Nanook
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Democracy is actually not a goal in itself. Democracy is a system to attain other goals. One of these goals is FREEDOM (LIBERTY). So this post prompts questions like: What is it about democracy that we believe will produce individual freedom? What else do we expect democracy to provide besides freedom? I've listed some starter comments below for discussion. Please comment and add more questions.
Here is a reference that might stimulate your thinking: http://www.stanford.edu/~ldiamond/iraq/WhaIsDemocracy012004.htm
(This post is part of a collection of posts aimed at launching a new process called the National Opinion Collection System (NOCS). For more information on the process, see http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupytheconstitution-introduction/ )