Start your own democracy, here is how to.
Part 1 laid out the description of modern day Syria as an example for how not to start a democracy. With the prospect of war with Syria as a backdrop, this article considers the need to reset American foreign policy, to establish the context for considering individual policies and those toward specific nation states. Resetting, as such, permits We the People to recalibrate our expectations, intentions, and values regarding foreign policy purpose.
Part 1 left off with an image of the Assad political dynasty. Are political dynasties a good or bad thing?
We have had them in the United States, and the number isn’t just the popular presidential families. There are thousands of politically powerful families in the history of American states and federal government. Economic and politically influential hierarchies emerge that sociologists, economists, and political scientists might describe as something natural.
When a nation has a functional democracy governed by a Constitution like in the U.S., it has a tendency to mitigate the possible downside of corruption from political dynasties. However, recent inclinations by Congress has put the American political system at risk by equating corporations as persons, for instance, and diluting the definition of free speech with rampant and unbridled political campaign contributions. Equality is undermined as a result.
We the People must be wary and vigilant. Once democracy has been secured, it is up to citizens to maintain it, or else it might degrade into an inferior entity.
Political dynasties in the USA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_political_families
How to start a democracy (List of 10 steps)
1. Muster people to embrace the value for personal liberty and freedom.
2. Organize politically with democratic values as the foundation.
3. Embrace successful constitutional models of governance and law.
4. Educate kindred spirits in a plan to pursue freedom and to form a democratically elected republic.
5. Solicit assistance, and obtain allies.
6. Confront the established order with the desire and need for change.
7. Pursue peaceful transformation when possible.
8. Pursue revolt when peaceful means are not possible.
9. Establish a political alternative in organization and operation as if freedom has been obtained.
10. Identify leaders for all aspects of government needing executive, legislative, and judicial participation.