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Be What God Made You Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried time to time Winston Churchill after being witness to several forms of government agreed with most free peoples that democracy is the best choice of government Democratic governments offer its citizens the freedom to conduct their own affairs as they see fit provided it is within the bounds of the law Most people see democracys greatest attributes as the philosophy of one ballot one vote freedom of speech and freedom of religion Admittedly a democratic government is not perfect but it is still better than most other forms of government Democracies embrace British philosopher John Lokes idea that the leader is allowed to rule by consent of the people The people are allowed to show their consent by casting ballots Despite the fiasco behind Election 2000 this system of choosing leaders has proved to be a good one Part of the appeal of the democratic voting practice is the philosophy of one ballot one vote and the fact that once the election is over and the votes are counted the victor is declared without question People are not allowed to vote more that once per election and elections are not held repeatedly until the results are to the liking of one of the candidates This was not the case in Germany when Adolf Hitler was vying for power Hitler forced several elections to be held until the results were in favor of his political party To help ensure favorable results people were taken to polling places so they could vote several times for the Nazis One of the most basic freedoms granted to citizens in a democratic society is
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