The Role Of The Opposition In Democracy

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The words of Abraham Lincoln still linger that “democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Over centuries, in the quest to solve as many societal problems as possible and to ensure socio-political stability and also reflect the desires of the people, many systems of government have been tried and tested. Democracy appears today as the most popular and most preferred system of government that meets this quest. It is worthy of note that a democratic society is a hybrid of the family institution and the political institution, this is because the family is the nucleus of the society and every individual in the society is a product of a family and individuals are the players of democracy. Therefore, when family values are excluded in politics, democracy must fail. The United State’s Republican Party is an example of a political party whose ideology is well-known…

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