Originally Posted by activewebs
I thought i was lucky to live in a democratic society - one where the majority would be followed by the total . that is to say if there are 10 votes to be counted. and the outcome is 6 to 4 then all ten voters would follow the outcome - NO ifs NO buts NO maybe .. dont debate the outcome of a vote - the debating time is over - now follow the path of TRUE democracy and stand side by side with the result -
Sometimes you need checks and balances in a democratic system because if vote is 5 to 5 then what do you do. This is also important to avoid civil war if the issue is big.