Essential Knowledge Needed to Grow a Democracy part 2
Freedom is Not Democracy
Of Canada’s decision to send fighter jets to Libya, Prime Minister Harper said” One either believes in freedom, or one just says they believe in freedom”. We know that freedom is equated with democracy; I reply” One believes in democracy, or one just says they believe in democracy”. I ask PM Harper “When will the people of Canada get a say between election, when do we get democracy”.
Freedom is the soil from which the seed of democracy can grow. In Canada, we have rights and freedoms, and we have a vote, therefore although we do not have true democracy we need only push a little farther to get true democracy that accountability gives.