Ethics and Democracy

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The citizen under democracy exists in the contemporary world, a plurality of images and uses for the concept of democracy. In most cases the word democracy is used as a synonym for freedom, equality, majority government, social justice, fraternity, etc... However, for some people it is a symbol of inefficiency, anarchy and politics. It is true that democracy is a political regime, which implies not only a form of government and social economic structure, but also values, attitudes and behaviors democratic. It is also the political system used in most countries in the world. The foundation of democracy is the recognition of the dignity of the human person. Free People are aware of their freedom, have the power to decide and choose. Democracy is the form of social and political organization that best guarantees the respect, exercise and promotion of human rights. Democracy, as men and women, is perfectible.

From the political point of view, democracy is a form of government in which the company itself, directs and manages the state power. Abraham Lincoln in 1863 defined it as "government of the people, by the people and for the people." Democratic government assumes that all members of the nation are called to intervene in their direction. It provides the ability to participate in the destiny of society, for the general common interest. Democracy as historical fact has its origin in the fifth century BC, to designate the kind of political organization that adopts the polis of Athens. This regime was established after a long and bloody process of reform revolutions.

Etymologically, the word democracy is composed of two Greek words: demos, meaning people and Kratos, meaning power, superiority, and authority. The citizen in Democracy features a Constitutionalist, as its basis a Constitution which establishes the organization and powers of...