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Protective democracy

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lizzi heaney

on 8 October 2012

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Transcript of Protective democracy

democracy Bicameralism Modern relevance Thomas Jefferson Theorists Origins Revived in the 17th and 18th centuries Democracy in these times was very different from the classical democracy of Ancient Greece; it was seen less as a way for citizens to become involved in political decisions, but rather as a device for citizens to protect themselves from the encroachments of government. "The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free and every man is able to read, all is safe."
This quote highlights how Jefferson aimed to use democracy as a tool for ensuring the safety of citizens. A bicameral system is the practice of having two parliamentary chambers - the House of Commons and the House of Lords - to compose and pass government legislation. All legislation must be passed by both Houses of Parliament. This protects citizens from despotic or dictatorial rule. Mnemonic What rose up in the seventeenth century?
A style of rule called protective democracy.
It never intended to let the common man reign,
But to defend him from that of an aristocrat's disdain. Jeremy Bentham "Secrecy, being an instrument of conspiracy, ought never to be the system of a regular government."
This quote illustrates how Bentham believes in the powers of democracy to protect the rights of citizens for freedom of expression and information. Interesting facts 508BC 1215 Democracy is born Direct democracy established in Ancient Greece. Magna Carta written Roots of protective democracy with restrictions imposed upon the King. 1651 End of English Civil War With the execution of Charles I in 1649 and restoration of monarchy under Charles II in 1660, the supremacy of parliament and the idea of protective democracy is fully established. Alexis de Tocqueville "Democracy seeks equality in liberty."
This quote expresses protection of equal political rights. It is not interesting. Thomas Jefferson had an affair with one of his slaves. It's so American, it turns the French American.
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