How Democracy Works (or Doesn't)

March 13, 2014

For the most part, Canadians are thankful to live in a democratic nation like Canada and exercise at least some of their freedoms. Unfortunately, some Canadians and perhaps the majority, take democracy and freedom of speech for granted, something that can never be taken away. The reality is however, that Canadian Freedom of speech has been shrinking for many years and is currently rapidly disappearing as the Human Rights of minorities are permitted to trump the fundamental rights of the general public. Nowhere is this more evident than in the circle of those whose identity is the Christian Worldview.

A worldview has been described as the sum total of our beliefs about the world, the “big picture” that directs our daily decisions and actions.

The Christian Worldview might be described as:

There is but one transcendent living God who existed before the world existed, who has revealed to mankind an absolute and unchanging standard of right and wrong, based on His holy character.

Those of us who identify with this worldview today, often assume that Christians can freely function and raise their children in a democratic nation without undue government interference. This was somewhat true 50 year ago but is no longer the case. Sexual freedom human rights are now trumping freedom of speech and parental rights as well as public decency and public safety.

It is now becoming imperative that Christians understand what Democracy is and how it actually works, or doesn’t.

Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have the opportunity to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.

Based on the above, for whom does democracy best work?  For eligible citizens who take advantage of the opportunity to participate. If we Christians do not participate in the proposal, development and creation of laws and policies then how is it that we expect that they will reflect the Christian Worldview?

Is there anything that Canadians who are of the Biblical or Christian worldview can do to restore God’s moral standards to Canadian law?

 

What can you do?

What will you do?

When will you do it?

 

Comments  

 
0 #3 Henry 2015-09-30 14:04
We can only appreciate democracy when Christians form the majority of the citizens, and active voters.
Canada and United States and other Christian Countries have protections as long as the Constitution and foundations remain based on the supremacy of God. As soon as this stops, democracy still exists, but by Christ-haters. Then persecution starts and civilization deteriorates. This would be sad for Canada.
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0 #2 Ken 2015-08-08 14:02
Unfortunately our society is becoming more narcissistic because of our comfort and higher incomes. People simply don't react unless it affects them personally so governments can get away with almost anything.

Just 20 years ago Kathleen Wynne wouldn't even be elected because of her deviant life choice and now she's forcing it on our school kids while she takes God out of the schools.

I guess many parents just hate their kids because they're letting her get away with it.
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0 #1 James 2014-03-22 14:08
Participate in grass roots organizations that reflect the Christian Worldview.
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