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Democracy

Should the monarchy be abolished?
Yes, we should abolish the monarchy
The monarchy is undemocratic
Monarchy is an old model of governance that is goes against the fundamental nature of democracy.
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Should there be a united Ireland?
Yes, Ireland should be united
A united Ireland would allow Northern Ireland to have a greater voice
In a smaller, and more representative, democracy, the views of Northern Ireland's 1.9m people can be heard, whereas they are currently drowned out by the size of the UK.
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What are the pros and cons of democracy?
The pros of democracy
Democracy takes a humanitarian approach
Human rights are at the heart of democracy. In a democracy, whenever there is a problem in society that people face, the people who are most affected by it are the ones who get to decide what to do about it. This is how democracy fights for and protects human rights.
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Is the BJP dangerous?
No, the Bharativa Janata Party (BJP) is not dangerous
If the BJP were dangerous, they would have been voted out
For the world’s largest democracy, BJP is not dangerous: if it is perceived as such it will be voted out at the next election.
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Democracy is slow and inefficient
Between the back-and-forth compromising, the endless discussions, and pocket-lining tactics that democracy allows for, hardly anything productive ever gets done in a timely manner. This often leaves people to suffer for unnecessarily long periods of time.
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Minorities are often overlooked in a democracy
Politicians spend the most time and effort trying to gain votes by the majority of the population. This means that minorities are often overlooked, if not completely disregarded.
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Information is kept from voters in a democracy
From general misinformation to propaganda and post-truth politics, politicians use less-than-honest tactics to manipulate voters into voting for them and their policies.
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Politicians can bend the system to their will in a democracy
Politicians are given too much freedom to play with the system. Sometimes it's simply bending the rules, and other times it's outright manipulating them. The guardrails put in place by democracy, meant to protect the people, can be uprooted and instead bent to protect politicians from the repercussions of their dirty deeds.
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People vote for their own self-interests in a democracy
Politicians aren't the only ones looking out for themselves. The truth of the matter is that voters only vote on issues that directly affect them and their own self-interests. They couldn't care less about what is better for the greater good as long as they get what they want.
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Democracy creates a sense of identity and patriotism
When people come together to vote or to protest, they are doing so in the spirit of a shared heritage, identity, and democracy. People in a democracy have a strong sense of national pride, and those who share similar values and opinions rally together to make sure their nation stands tall.
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Democracy advocates for equality
Whether it be equal access to resources such as education or medical care, or equal representation and voting rights, or equal opportunities to improve oneself and raise one's social and economic standing, democracy advocates for equality.
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Democracy gives the power to the people
Democracy puts the power into the people's hands, and prevents too much power from being invested in only one person. Putting all the power in one person's hands risks that person only looking out for their own self-interests, and enacting laws that hurt society rather than helping it.
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Democracy ensures freedom for every citizen
Democracy affords us four basic and inalienable rights; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to assemble, and equal representation before the law. Citizens get to enjoy expressing their opinions openly, going anywhere and doing anything they please, and making (and keeping) their own wealth.
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