What Democracy Means

Democracy, translated literally from Greek, means “the people’s power”.  “Demos” means people, as in demographic, and “cracy” means power, as in aristocracy. Therefore, an institution that calls itself government that uses the word “leader” to describe any of its members is inherently not democratic, because “leader” implies power over the People, whereas “representative” implies a person who acts to enact the will of the People as per their wishes.

Perhaps “guide” might be a better way to describe an individual acting within a democratic society. Perhaps if Parliament were dissolved, and the Girl Guides were to instead lawfully enact the will of the People in Canada, then Canada could be called democratic. At present, calling the alleged Canadian government democratic is fraud, which is a felony. How does it feel to live in a nation whose imposed government’s existence is in itself a crime?

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