Define your democracy

08/20/2014 12:08 AM

08/21/2014 9:32 AM

I ask our representatives in local, state and national government to think of what their definition of Democracy is. Here is mine:

Democracy: societal philosophy wherein all members of the society are given the same freedoms, rights and protections and requires every citizen to accept the responsibility of guaranteeing all of their fellow citizens have the same.

This is my definition. It is one of inclusion, not exclusion. There is no qualification that says you must be like, think like, look like or feel like me to earn my respect and responsibility.

-- Allen P. Bentley, Fairfield

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