Is the ‘Representative Democracy’ really ‘Democracy’?

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At the begin of the times, Feudalism and Monarchy have been the first forms of government.
They were simple and easy. The most reach one or the most strong decides for everybody. They are the most primitive form of Government. The main political duties are given by inheriting them inside of the reigning family.

In more civil times came the Democracy, in the form of ‘Representative Democracy’. People are free to vote who will take decision for them. It was a big step forward.
If the elected governance doesn’t serve a good job, the people will vote for someone else at the next elections.

But since many years, this form of democracy is showing clearly its limits and faults, especially nowadays, in the times where it is possible to hear very quickly, the opinion of everyone, through internet.
In former times, when it was technically not possible to collect quickly the opinion of the people, the Representative Democracy was actually the only possible form of democracy. But in the modern times, it is outdated.
The Representative Democracy was born with good intentions, but one of its first side effects was that the elected governance issued laws which were mostly aimed to reinforce the power in the hands of the governance and to decrease the power in the hand of the common citizens. This is just an effect of the intrinsically nature of the representative democracy.


The main issue is that the Representative Democracy is actually a ‘Time Dictatorship’, nothing different.
People are free to elect the members they prefer, but once they have given their vote, that’s all! It’s over with the democracy.

For 4 or 5 years the elected members are allowed to do anything they want, even the complete opposite of what they told in the electoral campaign. They can take decisions completely against the will of the large majority of the people. This means actually DICTATORSHIP and nothing else.

For example when it is up to decide whether to declare war to a Country, or whether gay couples can get married or whether something should be allowed or not. A restricted group of few hundreds people, the parliamentary members, decides for everyone. The Representative Democracy is actually a Parliamentary Dictatorship.

The people have no control power on it. They can’t revoke the mandate to the members of their governance, if they are acting against the will of the people. Differently to what happens in the activities among private subjects.
If the people living in a bock of flats discover that their building administrator is stealing their money or he is guilty of serious negligence, they revoke his mandate and catch him immediately away. Plus, the betrayer administrator will be sentenced to refund the stolen money.
This basic and elementary right is denied in the Representative Democracy. The dictator is replaced by the parliamentary members.

Another big limit of the Representative Democracy is that you can’t vote on a specific themes. You can vote only for “Single Packs” of solutions, except in the very rare opportunities of Referendums.

For example, if you are against nuclear or coil power plants and then you vote for the Green party, you get also opened borders to all the Islamic immigration of the world. These are two completely disconnected themes, but you can’t choose one thing without the other! You can only vote for the complete package!
As well, if you want more welfare politic and you vote for a left wing party, you get also opened borders to all the immigration once again, included in the package.

Then if you vote for a right wing party, to keep the borders closed, you get the welfare system destroyed, more coal and nuclear power plants, and even less democracy in general.

No thanks! I am not interested in voting for complete packages. I want to vote separately on each relevant theme. With the technology of nowadays, it is perfectly possible.


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