The ideal democratic model - the people elect the government, actively control it and change it when it is arrogant. What if not? Maybe it's the other way around? Perhaps the government does not bake at all, but bakes the people, and “dances” it as it wishes? Maybe the citizens like it?
What kind of animal is the voter?
In any democratic state, a voter is every citizen who has the right to participate in elections. Whether it is the election of the president or elections to the village council. The voter is all of us.
A citizen can participate in elections if he/she:
- Capable - capable of acquiring rights and obligations and using them, that is, he has reached the age of majority and has not yet moved his mind.
- Capable - capable of having rights, that is, born and not yet dead.
In some cases, stipulated by law, foreign citizens can also be voters.
What rights does he have?
The rights of the voter are at the same time his duties, if he is aware of himself as the master of the country and wishes her a better life.
The voter has the right:
- to elect "servantspeople” at all levels – federal, regional, municipal;
- take part in referenda;
- demand to be included in the electoral rolls;
- demand to be included in the lists by referendum;
- and, finally, to be elected yourself.
Do they really exist?
The voter is full-fledged and really the master of the country when the main intrigue in the elections is who will win. When he considers his right as a duty and is sure that his voice is able to influence his future as a citizen and the country as a whole. When is an official really a servant of the people? In a democracy, the voter is the power.
However, "to have the right" and "to have the opportunity" do not always coincide. This is evident when the voter, no matter who he votes for, knows exactly who will win. The question arises: who “dances” whom? In this case, the voter is an extra, a means to an end, and not a master of the situation.
There are two explanations for this:
- or the people love their servants so much that they ride them on themselves;
- or he doesn't care what happens to the country.
If the second option is true, there is no civil society in the country. And if so, there can be no democracy. "People" they or "population" - the citizens of each country choose themselves.